Be thou never without something to do; be reading, or writing, or praying, or meditating, or doing something that is useful to the community. Thomas Kempis, The Imitation of Christ Snow and rain continues, with an emphasis on snow. My crocuses must be so confused; I know I am. Enjoying a pedicure (one of my
Therefore, at the heart of the meaning of work is creativity. If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God—that is, if you are human—your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson I spend a couple of hours in the morning working downstairs in the woman cave. In that room, there’s a big south-facing picture window that looks out over the ridge; I’m busy, and don’t pay much attention
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sounds like a good plan for a Monday as we begin again. But first, coffee: personally brewed and hand-delivered to my
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired by spring-like days in the middle of January, I stop at the grocery store to see if the season has changed there too. There, I find the most beautiful pale pink tulips. Simple happy.
By January it had always been winter. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News Since I retired from corporate life, my time now my own, January has become one of my favourite months. Aside from the sweet peace it brings after the cacophony of December, it’s a month of quiet reflection on what to bring forward and what to
I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. ~ Chaim Potok, The Chosen We’ve been out for hours running errands, shopping, and having lunch out—all good and necessary mid-December activities. At quarter to one I drop Gerry off for