I hope if you are reading this that you are either soon to enjoy a holiday meal, or have already done so, and are now settling in to relax. Either way, my good wishes for you are heartfelt. I am so grateful for your continued support and although we communicate digitally, I consider you to be friends.
When I sat down to write this post, I had been thinking about how I would define gratitude, or thankfulness, and thought I might write about it a bit differently than you might expect.
I can only thank you all again for opening yourselves to whatever shows up on this blog. I love designing, whether for a home, or the garden. I love that I can share my experiences and projects with you. Today, Thanksgiving Day, I always reflect on the good that has come my way. And over the years, when I go back and browse an old gratitude journal, I really do experience those emotions again as I read about the book a dear friend sent that became a favorite to be re-read again and then shared, about a dog that brought such incredible laughter into the household, and so on and so on. I share this because this has been a challenging year for so many, and I think we can all do with a bit of remembering the pieces of joy that come in snips and bits throughout our days. Enjoy today. I will be cooking, watching the Macy’s parade and of course the National Dog Show. laters, charisse
A good read if so inclined Buddha’s Brain, the practical neuroscience of happiness, love & wisdom by Rick Hanson, PH.D., & Richard Mendus, MD