summer pasta dishes with fresh herbs galore from my garden
walking barefoot in the wet grass
the lavender bush right outside my front door … when it rains the smell fills my whole house
acupuncture appointments: it’s kinda funny how sticking needles into your body can make you relax!
following a wedding — the Internet is a strange phenomenon. Thanks to blogs and other forms of social media, we can begin to “know” people we’ve never met. I don’t follow many blogs, but I do follow the gals over on A Beautiful Mess. One of them just had a wedding … so it’s been fun to follow along with the planning, the parties, and finally, the first peek at the pictures!
the unmistakably summer smell of honeysuckle and warm grass wafting through the open car window
long walks in the woods
those precious little strawberries that grow in the green grass
the birds outside chirping along as I play the piano (am I imagining things, or do they purposely come and sit outside my window and chirp along to the music?? Maybe they like that I just had it tuned.)
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. -Melody Beattie