Wednesday, January 29, 2014
There has been an unintentional theme to the first month of this year...simple pleasures. I have found myself, as I fall asleep at night, going over my days and in them I am finding little bits of magic. Little things that make me smile, warm my heart and add a little joy to my days.
For years now I (and we as a family) have been working towards a slower pace to my life, with time and space to do the things that create that little bit of magic each day, and it seems lately it has all fallen into place. There has been time for sending little packages and notes to friends, for quiet walks in the woods alone and with friends, for following tracks in the snow and letting them take us where they want, for moments alone in the dark quiet of our home in the morning, for a cup of tea, a little dark chocolate and reading mid afternoon, for putting pen to paper, for knitting and crafting, for time playing with my camera and for connection, face to face connection with friends.
None of these simple pleasures are new, they have been enjoyed for many years and are the things that make my heart sing, but what is new is how often I am enjoying them. As I go over my days in the evening I have noticed these things are appearing more often in my days, they are becoming regular parts in the rhythm and flow of our days, and that, my friends, makes me so very happy.
So, as we move into February the unintentional theme of January becomes an intentional one. An intention to enjoy more of these simple pleasures.
I think I am up for it.
What simple pleasures have you been enjoying? Will you join me for a month, setting an intention to seek out and enjoy simple pleasures in your daily life?