I've had two months since my last post to refocus on LIFE. It's been full. Working part time has been interesting. I started out questioning myself. Self: why are YOU here? But, with great counsel (now a dear friend) by a wise woman...am just really leaning into it. Leaning on God, yes.......and what I cannot do, He can! And I can say that now I am enjoying it so much. It brings me joy and LIFE.
As much as I love entertaining, the preparation for a wedding shower at the homestead yesterday forced My Guy and I to focus Around the House and in the Garden (yes, it IS a book title!). What I cannot do, he can (small "he" vs large "He")! I'd like to take this time to nominate My Guy as Best Husband of The Year!!! Dug beds, laid flagstone, hauled dirt, planted, washed windows, mended fences. Without complaint.
This bed was enlarged; but due to the Texas drought, our new plantings are really suffering...
Sometimes smaller is more do-able. Surely I can keep the pots alive!
Life is good. I am surrounded by good teachers. All the day. As long as I'm intentional about keeping my eyes, heart and mind OPEN; I plan to learn. The wise woman once said to me a year ago (and this is huge!).
Does [insert activity] give you LIFE?
...it's been twirling around in my head since she first mentioned it. At that time; "it" wasn't. So I quit. There is a popular song on right now by Adele with the catchy phrase "I coulda had it all." Love the tune; but I don't want that as my theme song! We CAN have it all!!!!! I don't mean the material things; but those things that count! Peace, joy, harmony, love! And so, that's what I've been doing.
Around the House and in the Garden happen to be two of my favorite things to work on. And also one of my beloved books. Page 198 just rocks!
"Keep close to the people you love, the ones who stay engaged and open to LIFE, who bring joy and peace to house and garden. Take with you everything you have learned - and remain humble enough to learn more." (Dominique Browning)
Perhaps on this Sunday when the sun goes down and the heat lowers, My Guy and I will sit in our garden. We can relax and enjoy it. Would THAT give me life? Oh, yeah!
Tell me...friends. What are you doing these days that gives you LIFE???