Good Times ~

“The return to good times is not wholly a matter of money. There is a prosperity of living which is quite as important as prosperity of the pocketbook. It is not enough to make the best of things as they are. Resignation will get us nowhere. We must build what amounts to a new country. We must revive the ideals of the founders. We must learn the new values of money. It is a time for pioneering ~ to create new security for home and family… We are becoming specialists at living.” *excerpt from Ladies Home Journal/October 1932

As we continue to stay close to home to stay healthy, a few good, old words to ponder…

Peace. Love. Amen.

Summer Solstice~

~Look to this Day~

“Look to this Day, For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In it’s brief course lie all the varieties and realities of your existence. The bliss of Growth, The glory of Action, The splendor of Beauty; For yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; But today, well~lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this Day. Such is the salutation of the Dawn.” *Sanskrit

It is my usual morning prayer; Please bless this day and those I love, with a serving of Serenity on the side. But this is not a usual day. This is the Summer Solstice, the day the sun hangs longest in the sky. A day that marks the beginning of long, lazy afternoons at the lake and naps in the dappled shade of the corkscrew willow.

As we open our doors a crack, and restrictions asking us to ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ are gradually relaxed, let’s ‘Look to this Day’ and know that ‘every tomorrow is a vision of Hope.’

Take Care ~

Peace. Love. Amen.

Shelter at Home~

“Each day, and the living of it has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.” *May Sarton

As we shelter at home let us remember to breathe, smile and be a little bit silly.

This too shall pass.