Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Bit of Balance

I'm feeling a little pensive today... perhaps because it's the birthday of my late brother Mike and I'm doing lots of reflecting on life.... not blue, just feeling philosophical. (Started the other day...)

Actually, life has been in a nice balance with me lately and I'm feeling especially grateful for that. It's good to be aware during these times, to analyze them and appreciate them and not just notice when things are so OUT of balance with lots of hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing as they were recently when we were having some challenges here on the farm or when the kids are showing their "teen" colors.
Not long ago, I painted a little page of intentions... and most are truly coming to fruition! Here are a few things that I included....

Time for creative endeavors (studio time has been more abundant than usual)
Quality time with family (we got in a quick trip to see my parents and other family this past weekend, and find time almost every night for the four of us here to sit down together for dinner)
Be with people who inspire... inspire others (my recent felting class accomplished this, as well as recent times with friends)
Don't let the turkeys get you down... whoever they may be! (Nuff said...)
More time with horses
Daily gratitude
In the midst of our busy-ness getting ready to go to Peru, I have somehow carved out time for these things and more.... and this gorgeous fall has been in the forefront of my mind as we go about our daily routine. I had a nice talk with my Mom on our quick visit about how lucky we are to have been taught to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us... and this has been an incrediby pretty fall. My cup is full.
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1 comment:

Dianne MacDonald said...

Such lovely post, Lindy. It's good to be reminded to slow down and savor the every-dayness of our lives.....and be grateful for all our blessings.