Noticing # 72

Happy December! A new month, new pages and new challenge to me.

Morning pages and this book “Women who run with the wolves” had been part of my morning routine for many years until recently when I let go of my time of reflection and things started to fall apart in my mind.

I’ve decided to take more seriously my well being in this last month of the year and I’m challenging myself to write as much as I can every morning and use this book to guided me as a prompt. It has many pink passages that I’ve selected over the years. If you don’t know yet, I use a pink highlighter to mark the sentences that speak out to me. Today I opened the book and this little pink got my eyes:

“We need to only look into and learn from those soulful eyes that are wild and wise and lovely.”

Isn’t it perfect for my moment? And as a side note: my cup of coffee/tea as well a candle are a must during my morning time.

I’ll try to post my progress here, as much as I can to keep up with my ‘noticing’ moments too. I started so long ago, here, but I let go of it too, only showing up a bit here and there.

Wishing a wonderful month to you, full of creativity and ‘me time’!

Noticing # 71

morning pages

Hello, I’ve just noticed that today is the last Sunday of November! Soon, Christmas and New Year will be knocking on the door.

I love December, all the beautiful lights, decorations, people getting together, all the merry and merry. But I don’t enjoy the business that comes with December: finishing projects, buying gifts, planning meals, parties… I try to focus on simplicity and minimalism, but it’s almost impossible.

One way to keep my mind centred is to write every morning, put on the paper my ideas and focus for the day.

And you? How do you keep your focus on the busiest month of the year?

Wishing a great last week of November to you!

noticing # 70

I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers

LM Montgomery

The weather was gorgeous this weekend, I had a long walk outdoors and I was so pleased to see beauty in every corner.

Like this visitor in our small bay. Blue heron birds generally stop by this time of the year during their migration to the south. It’s not easy to get them to be still for the photo, I think this one enjoyed all the attention.

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns”

George Eliot

The trees are beautiful and graciously letting go of their leaves.

And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened

Raquel Franco

Glad I could enjoy this warm weekend outdoors, and I cleaned up the backyard and the barbecue as well. It’s time to turn my attention to indoors and inward to myself.

I hope you had a great weekend and a lovely starting of the week.

Noticing # 69

I’ve just noticed that my last ‘noticing’ post was in May! Oh my goodness! How the time flies and I let go of things that give me pleasure so easily!

First of all: Happy new season to you!

In my part of the world, we are entering Autumn. It’s so pretty out there! I had a long walk in the woods this weekend, noticing how slowly the changes are happing, how the earth is getting ready for the winter. 

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

L.M. Montgomery

Beauty on my way

Noticing and slowly taking in all the beauty of spring.

lake freshness

Last Sunday, I had a long walk around the neighbourhood, 5000 steps! I spotted this rose bush on my way.

roses at the lake

The poppies are gorgeous in a park close by.

poppies reaching high to the sky

During the week I walked by a path of gorgeous peonies. I wish I could put their fragrance in a bottle and bring it home.

a path of peonies

And yesterday, at lunch time, I was surprised with the beauty of these alliums in the university campus.

purple alliums beauty

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”  

Buddha

Wishing a great week to you, and remember to slow down and enjoy a little bit of beauty on your way. It can be the beauty of the flowers if you are in spring or the beauty of the leaves if you are in the autumn. It can be a beauty of a smile, a hug, eye contact with a strange coming in your direction or a simple thank you when you weren’t expecting it.

E.

noticing # 68

make a wish

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.

Rumi

Wildflowers are blooming in my garden. They are pretty, each one in its own way. They are looking for space, sharing the Earth and the sunshine.