August 05, 2016
I believe in making my home a sanctuary for all who enter it.
I believe in living authentically and being true to myself.
I believe in food made at home, from scratch and with love.
I believe in fresh flowers put in places where cats can't get to them.
I believe in tea time.
I believe in time spent in the garden working with my hands.
I believe in making my marriage a priority.
I believe in making sure the people I love, know that I love them.
I believe in kindness: to family, friends, neighbors and strangers.
I believe in small towns, small houses and small joys.
I believe in living creatively.
I believe in spending as much time as possible on the porch.
I believe in embracing the changing seasons, both literally and figuratively.
I believe in filling my house with things that are pretty and useful.
I believe in small comforts: books, music, candle and throws.
I believe in traditions and celebrations and making people feel special.
I believe in the tiny, ordinary moments of life because I believe they are the most important.
I don't know why, but I'm feeling introspective lately. Summer is drawing to a close for us and, among other things, I'm thinking about some changes I'd like to make to spend more of my time doing the things that add to my life and less time doing things that don't. More on that later! I'm always a little sad for school to start back but a little excited to get back to a bit more routine in my day. I know I want my days to look a little different this year and I'm figuring out what that will mean. I believe some positive changes are ahead for me.