Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus With a return to sunshine and blue sky, and a few wonderful things to do today, it’s going to be a good one. I’m finding it a
It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done. Matthew Arnold It turns out to be the kind of day I once dreamed about when I was sitting in meetings and, in between meetings, responding to emails
As our lives speed up more and more, so do our children's. We forget and thus they forget that there is nothing more important than the present moment. We forget and thus they forget to relax, to find spiritual solitude, to let go of the past, to quiet ambition, to fully enjoy the eating of
A visitor to a garden sees the successes, usually. The gardener remembers mistakes and losses, some for a long time, and imagines the garden in a year, and in an unimaginable future.” W.S. Merwin, What Is a Garden? I get nothing done. Church, in the morning, followed by a trip to a garden centre for
“I’m not very creative” doesn’t work. There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear. Brené Brown It’s another beautiful day.
Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions I long for ordinary time: predictability and routine. Even as I write these words I see the absurdity of them, because even in ordinary time sands are shifting—sands are always shifting. Still I
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson After a transition day in which my girls went home and I put the house back in order (in preparation for it going out-of-order), a new day begins. It’s demo day as the work to install new