Friday, November 2, 2012

Around Here Today

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Life around here today is...

1.) Sweet
This morning I watched the sunrise from the rocking chair my son made in shop class last year.  I love sitting in that chair.  He was so proud the day we brought it home.



2.) Refreshed
I painted the headboard we made from an old door and rearranged our master bedroom this week and now waking up is so much fun! Seriously...I love the new arrangement and I get really happy when I wake up and see it.  Then my day off to a good start!  Goofy, huh?  Who knew such a simple change could make such a difference?


3.) Inspired (and a bit wired)
I am so loving my super fabulous new mug from Old Farmhouse Pottery.  I love that you can feel the ridges where the artists hands coaxed the clay into shape.  That's the thing about hand-thrown vessels: they are utterly unique.  There is a downside to using this one, though; I love sipping from this mug so much that my coffee intake has increased! (Thinking of having a cup now.)



4.) Exhilarating
Cooler temps = windows and doors wide open.  LOVE that!



5.) Blessed
With so many residents of the east coast without electricity in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy I am very mindful of what a blessing it is to have heat, light and so many other things with just a flip of a switch.  Soooo grateful for that and hoping power is restored to everyone very soon.


6.) Vibrant
Beautiful hues of orange are everywhere and  I love it!   Orange is a very happy color and working with it even makes me feel more creative.  I must make something orange this afternoon.



So there you have it...my world as I (choose to) see it today.


Hey, that background is sort-of orange, don't you think?

I hope your eyes are open to the beauty, inspiration, and blessing that is all around you today.  Make a list or just tell someone about the good things in your life.  Maybe it's a little like rearranging the furniture... a simple change could make a big difference.

Today I'm linking up to the following sites that offer even more encouragement and joyful thoughts for you!



9 comments:

  1. I love your gathering of joys - they feel so nurturing and comforting. Hooray for those bits of beauty that bring vibrancy into the way we move through our days. And yay for the power of orange.

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  2. These are so lovely. Thank you for the reminder to look to the little things. :)

    I love orange, too. It IS happy!

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  3. Janice-sweet sharing, thank you! The things you appreciate are also the kinds of things I appreciate. Today, I am also grateful for the love, play, and kindness in my life.

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    1. So glad you stopped by, Janet. I hope you have a week full to the brim of the things you love most.

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  4. And I love your header, forgot to put it in my first comment!

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  5. Now that is one uplifting post. Love it! Now I am going to go appreciate (more) my pottery mug.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Jean! I hope you had a great weekend. I'm still drinking too much coffee out of that mug!

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