This morning I received an email from Art House Co-op...so many opportunities to get involved with great projects...they spoke about the age-old addict of what you would take if you were stranded on a desert island but I particularly enjoyed their quest for simplifying that even further to finding the one item that most closely represents you, that tells your life story. For me, it would have to be my pochade (which I also lovingly refer to as my laptop).
It's typically the simplest things in life that make me extraordinarily happy...and today has already been one of those days filled with simple pleasures. I remember days where I'd feel unsettled when I was too happy as it was often followed by a terrible emotional, physical or material low but now I try to hang onto those little things that give me joy and live in the moment as long as it lasts.
~ bread baking in the oven
~ a new painting on the easel
~ tummy warming oatmeal on a cold winter's day
~ the soft light of the cinnamon pecan swirl beeswax candle
~ an article almost ready to send
~ last week's to-do list almost done
~ using reclaimed materials to create something beautiful out of what was considered nothing
~ a happy family
~ chili simmering on the stove
~ sharing what I soul-achingly and gut-wrenchingly love with others
~ hugging a teenager who actually HUGS ME BACK...every single time
~ a good laugh with a handsome man (gosh I love my husband)
It's a good day.