i've been looking around, noticing. do you ever do that?
noticing so many things. in just two rooms, we have created a home. we are settled in and happy and feel like we have all the space in the world. we don't need much to be happy. in fact, we need nothing at all because i've come to know that happiness is inside me, and well...that can never be taken away. i'm pretty sure the little one is learning this too. we are a good team, she and i.
my favorite time of day is the quiet time in between work and dinner. where i sit and journal at the table, listening to some Nina Simone, sometimes sipping a glass of wine, watching the sun set and waiting for the dinner guests to arrive. (there are always dinner guests. always.)
last night i was journaling and staring at the page before me filling up with ink, and suddenly the page turned from ivory to gold to pink to orange. it was the most beautiful thing i've ever seen...the sun was setting and just changing and morphing into something completely different every second.
and i began to think about life and how it does the same. things change, shift, morph, evolve. it's what we can count on. it's what makes me so excited about life. i'm an incredibly open person...i think i have a gift of living wide open. i experience everything deeply and fully. i take it all in and acknowledge it; good and bad. and i am grateful for it all. i do not easily get bogged down. i think of everything as a gift. every single thing in life can teach us something if we let it. if we are open to it.
i've been noticing this all. noticing the way the light changes throughout the day, how two rooms can feel so very big, how my awareness can just keep continuing to grow, how my gratitude for everything is so immense that i can't help but love everyday, how i get to witness the little one growing into herself and feeling so very good about where we are.
i'm noticing this change. this shift that feels so very significant to me in my life right now. i can see it everywhere...in my attitude, my gratitude, my awareness, and even my phsyical body. i feel and even look different now. things are changing. and change is hard, but to me hard means good. you push through, you grow, you come out the other side so much more capable than you ever thought you could be.
and even right now, in this very moment, i am noticing how i sat down to simply write about a beautiful sunset, and look what came out. it's all so interesting and wonderful, isn't it?
happy tuesday, friends. thanks for being here. xoxo