Yesterday evening I put away all my projects and allowed my heart to quiet itself down for just a wee little bit. So much going on with our home remodeling and so many changes in my work that it's easy to get overwhelmed. If I'm not careful I get totally unfocused on just what it is I'm suppose to be doing with my life and why I am here on this planet. I really don't like chaos and struggle a bit when things in my life (and my stuff) are out of place.
And everything right now feels out of place!
Ever feel like that?
The one constant thought running through my head of late is something Miss Emily Post said many years ago...
The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S's":
(Are you trying to tell
me something, God?)
A couple weekends ago I found a sweet little coffee table book at a local tag sale and I just fell in love with it. The title alone spoke to me,
A Season for Simplicity.
For twenty-five cents it was a steal-of-a-deal and I couldn't wait to bring it home and read the quotes on the inside...
For today this one is my favorite:
"Let us learn to be content
with what we have.
Let us get rid of our false estimates,
set up all the higher ideals~
A quiet home,
Vines of our own planting,
A few books full of the
inspiration of genius,
A few friends worthy of being loved
and able to love in return,
A hundred innocent pleasures
that bring no pain or remorse,
A devotion to the right that
will never swerve,
A simple religion empty of all bigotry,
full of trust, and hope and love~
and to such a philosophy
this world will give up
all the joy it has."
Can't let the day pass without pausing a moment to remember my grandfather,
Philip Webster Martin
(2/9/1908 - 10-27-92)
"Grampa...today I am remembering you with love. Your gifted, talented hands taught me more than you can imagine and I'm so thankful for all you did for me. Today I bless the memory of you. If you were still here I'd buy you a paper bag full of black jelly beans and pistachio ice-cream (always your favorites!!). I miss your stories...watching you paint...and the calm presence you were in my life.
I will love you forever...
Gratefully, Your Bucket Sue"
Blessings and love to you today~