Posted in #WalkWithMe, Awareness, Celebrations, Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for a neighbour and a stranger

On one of my regular walk routes, there is a small wooded area. Over the past few months, garbage has been collecting there in the small trees and brush. It’s also quite a wet area. So I’ve been putting off cleaning it. Waiting for the land to be less mushy.

To my delight this past week someone who isn’t as la-di-da as me stood up and did something. They had spent some time on the warm, windy day to pick up several bags of garbage. 🙂 Goes to show that every day is Earth Day. 20170416_122230

 

My other moment was just a very brief one. I was leaving an event with my honey. It was one where I had to get dressed up. (heels, fancy dress and all) I have not dressed up that much in years! I was feeling very self-conscious, even as the night was ending. Then much to my surprise a lady who was passing by commented “I just have to say…I love your dress.” I think I thanked her. I hope I did. I just asked…my hubby says I did. 😉

 

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I feel a very grateful and little overwhelmed by the #RAK that strangers showed me this week. I’m definitely inspired to ‘step up my game’ and spread some kindness.


What are you grateful for this week?

Colline was grateful for a woodworking workshop.

 

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Posted in garden, Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for pops of colour.

My garden is little and unorganized but I love it. Especially in Spring. Almost daily new little pops of colour arrive.

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The colour is so welcome with the surrounding browns drained of their richness. I’m so grateful for the smiles the flowers bring me as I leave and return home.


What have you been grateful for this week?

Colline recently has been grateful for results.

Just Breathe and Be Thankful is showing how feet have brought smiles and gratitude.

Last week my ‘grateful for..’ post was part of my new Patchwork of Hygge. Each month I will be journalling about what has been a hygge moment and why I’m grateful for it.

Have a wonderful week. Enjoy the little things!

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Posted in Family, Grateful for, Hygge, pondering

Patchwork of Hygge ~ Spring Break

While many take March Break as a time to get away, we’ve always just enjoyed a week relaxing and enjoying our family time.

While it was certainly not warm and cozy I did really enjoy the quiet of shoveling soft fluffy snow. I especially enjoy being out in fluffy snow in the evening. It’s a special kind of quiet; of peace.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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I also spent time in between shoveling crocheting and reading. Much warmer, cozier ways to find quiet and peace. The blanket I worked on was made from soft cotton. I love making blankets..as they get longer I get warmer 😉 The colours of this blanket brought me such joy… so bright; so full of the promise that Spring will be here soon.

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I don’t get enough time to read anymore. So it was lovely to spend some time reading this month. I revisited one all time favourite and enjoyed a new favourite. Books are, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”, as Stephen King has said. I love that I can snuggle up with a blanket, a tea and my cat then travel to a world that the words like ‘alohomora’ can unlock. I can take that same magic in my purse and enjoy it anywhere.


I’d love to hear about the hygge in your corner of the world. What comforts have brought you joy over this past month?

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See you next month for another piece of my Hygge Patchwork.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source: visitdenmark.com/hygge]