How are you today? All is well here at Stone Cottage. While I mixed a few blueberry muffins early this morning, I noticed the sun shining through the leaves on the trees, casting little dancing shadows on the curtains, and sending a silent message that it will be warm today with a sweet breeze. I knew I’d want to be outside.
As I stepped out the front door, I noticed the sweetest fragrances coming from the flowers about the yard. I slowly inhaled all that I could, and soon realized it wasn't only my lungs being filled, but my heart as well, being filled with gratitude for every good and simple thing in my life.
I had brought out with me, a tray of tea, and started to knit. I heard the birds singing, and a cricket who hadn’t yet realized it was morning and time to go to bed. Off in the distance, I heard the sweet sounds of church bells from the church a few miles away.
I have a lot to do today, but for the moment, I will be slow. I don’t want to forget what this feels like. What often astonishes me, is that these things have always been here, but it wasn’t until I slowed and took notice of them, that I found such peace, joy, and beauty in our world. Looking back, I’m not so sure how I lived without knowing of it. I do know I’m much happier now.
My wish for you today, is a day full of the gifts found in such things as these. Jeannine:)