Settling Into Ordinary
This post is laden with wintry photos because I know and you know this will be melting and drab brown scenery will return with the melt down. When there's snow on the ground, a cloudy day is easier for me to tolerate, don't you agree?
With February, comes thoughts of vacations and possibilities of where to go and what to do. My husband and I haven't really agreed on anything, but it sure is fun discussing the possibilities. For now, I'm content to stay home a little longer and enjoy the ordinary days.
I continue to waffle on reading the news feeds and not reading the news feeds (and still wanting to read them). What a pickle! I find that when I am sitting and knitting, I get into my Zen state of mind. So there is the answer to my happiness and possibly yours. Sit and knit. Sit and knit.
I've been away from my yoga practice since October due to weird back issues. I feel like maybe I could try to do some positions but my hesitation and my back says "keep waiting!". Instead, I do modified poses and stretches testing my body and so far my body is behaving. I'm feeling hopeful.
Settling into ordinary is taking time to appreciate the smallest moments. A cup of hot tea, petting little Frodo (who isn't too keen on the cold these days), standing at the window looking at deer tracks as they zig zag across the yard.
Walking around the yard with my camera in hand, I'm being in that moment - point, focus and shoot. There is great strength in those habits. In the corner of my eye, I see birds flitting around the low laying bushes pecking at seeds from late summer. My purple liatris that bloomed so beautifully in the summer is now a perfect brown silhouette against the stark white of snow.
Settling into ordinary is listening to the wind and hearing the snow hit my winter coat. The distant hum of the roads competing against the winter music. Children in the distance laughing and playing on a day off from school.
Settling into ordinary is my way of living life to the fullest.
If you like noticing the small moments of your life, please check out Michelle's course offering that is happening in April. Just five things--it's an awesome class!