Hand-lettered Love Quotes, All Things Heartful & a Secret is a lightHEARTED entrance to twelve new chapters. In this fresh new year outstretched, it will be difficult to not demand too much from it. Surely many of us will bring grand expectations, intentions, and commitments. I don’t have a resolution, just a continuing desire to keep my heart open.
Hand-lettered Love Quotes, All Things Heartful & a Secret
I was particularly moved by our son’s humble champagne toast last year as we went around the circle and voiced wishes for a new year. (Remember, he is the son who fought for his life in 2020 with a rare blood disorder and the virus).
His toast was simply, “May 2021 be just a little bit better.” Its sheer humility caught me by surprise. For he has learned how it looks to live moment by moment, to feel gratitude for ordinary days. On the cusp of 2022, I raise my glass and his humble wish once again:
may it be just a little bit better.
I’ll have much more to share with you about heartfulness and hopes for the new year. And I’m sharing a secret when you meet me at the finish line…but on this freezing cold and snowy first of January, I’ll first share handmade and heart loveliness.
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Just a thought. But since it’s a new year, and we’ve no idea what it will hold…why not begin journaling even if you’ve never ever done it before!?!
Here’s a primer for you:
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Hand-lettered Love Quotes
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Mary Oliver on LOVE
NOT ANYONE WHO SAYS
Not anyone who says, “I’m going to be
careful and smart in matters of love,”
who says, “I’m going to choose slowly,”
but only those lovers who didn’t choose at all
but were, as it were, chosen
by something invisible and powerful and uncontrollable
and beautiful and possibly even
only those know what I’m talking about
in this talking about love.
While I still love our house and struggle to let it go since we touched every square inch with love and renovation, we will be moving on to a new adventure. In fact, the adventure is underway as we renovate what will become our new home. It’s not far from our present home so that has been a great blessing. Coming home to a comfy, all done house to rest after working on the new one has been wonderful. Because in case you’re wondering, renovating in your 50s is a different animal than weekend warrior-ing in your 40s! We are still out of our minds, and we have the aching muscles to prove it. Will I have time to blog about this new journey? I hope so, but if you knew how much work blogging entails on top of how tiring this “hobby” of ours is!?!
Anyway, the new place is a traditional, well-built Georgian on acreage. We’re re-imagining fussy formal interiors to bring them into the 2020s and calm down. Lord knows we need a gentle landing place, and we’re doing it all ourselves once again. Nothing about real life renovation is ever easy, so wish us luck!
Peace to you right where you are.
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