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“The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events.”

Jim Jarmusch

Hope your day is going well. Stop few minutes and pay attention to the detail of the things around you. It can be the prettiness of the tiny petals inside hibiscus flower if you are in a garden. It can be a small crack in your cup of coffee if you are in the office. It can be the dripping of water from the tap if you are in the kitchen, it can be … so many things that we don’t pay attention in the hurry of getting ‘big’ things done.

Don’t forget: Stop; Breathe; Listen

Hugs,

E.

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Cee’s Flower of the day

 

 

Gardening

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“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.

To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”

Voltaire

I’ve to confess that this year I didn’t dirty my hands with soil. Hubby did all the work of adding new soil and seeding the gardens in our backyard.

Now,  I’m doing my part. I touch and talk to the plants. I’m nurturing them and at the same time, they are nurturing me. I can’t forget to tell you I’m a tree hugger too!

Have a great Saturday!

Love,

E.

Listening

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Taking easy, listening to the wishes of my body. I’ve learned I can’t hurry. I need to stop and check with my body. Listen to all parts of it and respect my limits.

My mantra is STOP, BREATHE AND LISTEN. I put these words together a few years ago. My intention was to listen to the things around me, mostly the sounds of nature. Now I know the most important sounds I need to listen are inside me; in my mind and in my body.

My morning has started slowly. I was still in bed at 9 am! I did heart space meditation that my friend Delicia posted on her blog today. It’s a simple but powerful meditation. You can find it here.

I hadn’t practiced yoga for more than 6 months, today my body asked for it. I felt ready to start this practice that was part of my morning routine for many years.  I was surprised at how well my body responded to the poses, of course, they weren’t perfect, but good enough to know that I’m ready to practice yoga again.

Now, after a healthy breakfast, I’m writing this blog post for you. How is your Friday going on?

Love,

E.

 

 

 

June moments

Can you believe today is the last day of June and the half-year is gone by?

Being at home has proportioned me with tiny pleasures that before were reserved only for the weekends.

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ENJOYING – I’m spending lots of time in my backyard. I enjoy looking at the flowers and the insects that visit them, like butterflies and dragonflies. Lots of birds visiting my yard as well. We have a birdbath and I love watching them playing in the water.

 

 

CREATING – My creativity is low right now, I’m not sure what is going on, but I don’t have any enthusiasm to be in my art room. I managed to make a notebook and few art cards this month.

 

BAKING – I’m testing new recipes for both baking and cooking. Up to know they have been a success, like this apple cake.

 

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READING – I’m reading a lot, all kinds of books. The library in my city has a great collection of books: old and new. I like to read 2 books at the same time, one fiction and another one non-fiction or poetry.

 

 

FOCUSING – On tiny things. Observing details that generally we are too busy to see and be grateful that I have the opportunity to be a witness of the magical nature around me.

 

 

Wishing you a lovely July!

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Buddha

 

 

Art Fun

I joined an art party on Instagram during the weekend,  #jangluebookparty18.

This month the party was hosted by @the.butterfly.artist and @the_intrepid_goddess.

They provided 4 prompts and we made art pages with them, basically collage, since the party lasts 2 hours.  It’s such fun, we have one party in the first Saturday of every month.  I hosted one last year, and I’ll host another one in April. We have people from all over the world and prizes too. If you are interested in join them please let me know and I’ll send a message with the details close by. Here are my pages.

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fresh start
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this year I dream of
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my word of the year
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a cup of cheer

Nurturing Thursday # 14

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“For your beautiful vows to flourish, it’s necessary to silence that critical voice”

Soul Vows – Janet Conner

I’m using my Hobonichi Techo for quotes. Before I was writing them in pieces of paper and of course they disappeared after a while, now I’m being more organized and mindful when writing them, like for this one I painted flowers using watercolor pencils.

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