i’m here this morning pondering about something my son said yesterday. we were talking about how 2022 is almost ending, December is starting and we haven’t done many planned things for this year. He said to me:
“don’t worry, time is linear. months, years all these are created by men, time isn’t something that starts and ends, it’s constantly going on and on. we only realize the changes of the seasons because we live in Canada, if we were at the Equator, where is 30 C year-round, the seasons wouldn’t make a difference.”
wow! without expecting i received a wonderful lesson yesterday. according to him months and years created by man are nonsensical. His thoughts have only strengthened my point of view that what matters is the moment, being here and now.
anyways, habits are difficult to change, so i’m wishing a happy new month to you!
My city is loaded with beauty these last days of October. I wish I could always be outdoors, enjoying the sunshine and the glorious trees. Impossible tasks, since I work all day and most of the time in a place without windows. I left the office earlier on Friday, yes, I deserved it! I strolled around my neighbourhood soaking up all the sunshine and fresh air.
Walking meditation as I like to say. Capturing all the views and sounds with my mind, and of course, taking breaks to save these joyful moments with my camera.
Leaves on the ground, an invitation to step on them and listen to the crunching sound.
“Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity.”
Yes, it’s the last day of my little challenge, it’s the little things! Hope you have enjoyed the ride, and I have inspired you to pay more attention to the tiny little things around you.
It’s a beautiful morning, fresh and the birds are singing. I’ve my cup of coffee and my journal open. I’m writing this post and thinking if it was worth posting every day, sharing a little bit of my day, mostly my mornings. Looking back at the posts and reading all the comments I’ve no doubt that it was worth every bit of it.
The online world can be scary sometimes, but I’ve true friends here and it’s always wonderful to connect with you.
The little thing for today is my journaling practice. I’ve already posted about it here, since it’s one of my favourite little things I decided to end this challenge with a photo of my journal.
Thanks for following along! 🙂
“Accomplishments give you a sense of confidence and encouragement.”
I can’t believe it’s the last week of posting it’s the little things! I’m starting this week with lavender fragrance, isn’t it wonderful. My lavender bush is blooming and I can’t wait to make delicious things with the blossoms. I use them for tea, salads, and smoothies …, and I make many pouches loaded with the seeds to put in the drawers and closets.
New mug. I have many mugs/cups, but I can’t resist when I find a pretty mug in a store. This is my new acquisition. I love the soft tulips, the size and weight of this mug. A little something just for me. A tiny drop of self-care because I smile when I look at it.
Do one small thing immediately – often this is all you need to do to get started.
Overnight oats. Delish meal, easy and nutritious, depending on what you add to it. This one has oats, almond milk, chia seeds, cocoa, vegan protein powder, and fresh strawberries. It has around 300 calories and most of them are proteins!
I’m eating one bowl each morning around 7 am and I only get hungry around 1 pm. I don’t need snacks during the morning. And I save some time in the morning too, the breakfast is almost ready and I only add fresh fruits.
It’s the little things such as taking care of my meals during the evening and not hurrying and eating whatever is at hand during the mornings.
First day of summer! We had a heatwave last week, wow, it was hot, almost impossible to be outdoors during the day. This week the weather is pleasant, long walks are welcome and I’m enjoying the flowers around the neighbourhood.
This garden is so pretty, I love messy gardens with a variety of flowers, including wildflowers. It’s Nature’s design. Of course, I admire a manicured garden with all its flower beds and trimmed plants, but wildflowers have a special meaning for me.
Hope you enjoy the summer and make time to appreciate the flowers around you.
“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?”
This tiny beauty was on my way, I took the photo and later realized that it is out of focus. I was going to delete it, but I thought better and decide to keep it as it is, no filter, no focus, just being there. It’s ok to have an imperfect photo, the same with certain stuff in life, we don’t need to be perfect in everything we do.
I’m learning to be spontaneous in relation to my creativity in relation to my writing, photography, art pages… Trying to make everything perfect was exhausting me with all the checking and double-checking, erasing and doing it again, or giving up. The process to reach perfection was blocking my creative mood. It’s not easy to let go of perfection but I’m learning little by little.
“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
Saturday morning laziness, isn’t it good? Saturday used to be the busiest day of the week for me when my kids were little. I had to take them to sports classes and camps, we had our weekly library visit, and I had to go grocery shopping, and plan the snacks for them to take to school the following week…
Now the kids aren’t kids anymore, young adults taking care of their own schedules. I’m enjoying the slow sipping of my coffee, writing, blogging and thinking about what I should do to enjoy this day. Of course, I still need to do grocery shopping, cook, do laundry and clean the house, but everything on my own time. No pressure!
Hubby found this feather in the backyard and saved it for me. Simple pleasures along the way. I took this photo yesterday, the pages are prettier than today’s where I have more scribbles than nice handwriting.
“Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for.”
Early morning jogging. The silence and emptiness of the streets, the contrast between the softness in the air and the rough touch of my sneakers on the ground. Balance, focusing on what is ahead and at the same time feeling the present moment.
the morning bareness opens the heart to the soul whispers of promise stop. breathe. listen the sacred each step counts, self-discover
Tanka Tuesday this week is tanka prose consisting of a preface and a tanka poem.