Friday, September 4, 2009

Remember the blessings

We have had a beautiful summer. We had some lovely walks (this photo is from one such walk)
There has been significant progress made with the state of the garden.
We have cleared and reorganised the whole house. I have come to understand it so much more as a 'home'.
I have discovered that if I keep things simple and take care of only a small number of plants I too can have a 'green thumb'!
Rea has returned from Greece full of good memories.
Lucy and I baked the yummiest whole-wheat shortbread cookies!
It has been proven true that all can be achieved in small steps. I often get so overwhelmed -probably because of my own expectations more than anything else-but the cure is to focus on small, on simple, on one-two-three, on the beginning, then the middle, then the end. The whole idea of reorganinsing my whole house begun a couple of months ago when I emptied my closet and put everything in 'its place'. The idea must have worked in my mind for some time before I yearned to do this everywhere in our home. It was the tinniest of steps and it eventualy created a massive desire for change.
These are some of the blessings this summer has given us.

8 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

Sounds like is has been a Summer of self reflection and new beginnings.

Kylie said...

What a lovely post! It's so satisfying to read of a job well done :) Have you mentioned "small steps" before? I've been saying it a lot lately and I think I now know where it's come from! :))
Thanks Annamaria - another treasure! Kylie x

lieslmade said...

So glad summer has been good to you. I too get myself all overwhelmed when I focus on the big tasks, instead of taking it step by step.

Laura said...

well said, annamaria. thank you for reminding me of all the good things...

paintdropskeepfalling said...

It's always the simplest things that are most important isn't it? Thanks for reminding me.

goldenbird said...

The photo of the heron is so pretty. I think it is a black crowned night heron? Sounds like you had a busy and fulfilling summer. I need to re-organize a few closets and areas in my home, too. Thanks for the encoragement :o)

Woollywotnots said...

Sounds wonderful Annamaria. Your picture from your walk is great. It is lovely to hear of all your thoughts of development.

Amanda Nicole said...

We have indeed had a fantastic summer here! I love Charleson Park :)