Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love.
Today I love:
Being back to school days with Jacob
Cool Autumn mornings
looking forward to Taylor and Caleb coming home
Happy Birthday, Taylor … can’t wait to see you next week xxoo
Happy Birthday Sam [the boy] … Hope to see you soon xxoo
Tid bits from the homefront:
It is quite lovely here in the woods this morning. Loving the cool mornings – wrapped in a blanket, drinking coffee on the patio.
My spare time, when I decide to stay home, has been taken up with Fall cleaning … not too crazy about cleaning, though it is good, mindless therapy for me. Being home – used to be my favorite thing … my kids have often called me a hermit. Which I don’t believe I really am – just love being home, creating and working in my gardens. Since losing Sam, I am not so crazy about being home. So I have been spending time working outside of my home, as well as exploring the area in which I have lived for a couple of years … finally starting to find my way around. I guess that is a good thing. Lewis and I take long walks in the many, beautiful cemeteries around us. Coming home is really the worst though. Opening the door to what used to be Sam jumping, so happy to see me … and now I open the door to a quiet kitchen. Not easy. I’m sure it will get better with time.
The Fall garden is beginning to sprout nicely … hoping it is a couple of months before we have a frost – so the veggies have a chance to grow. The beets are still a no-show … though radishes and peas and beans are growing beautifully. Spearmint is taking on a winter look … still growing – though very slowly. I am still getting tomatoes every day – which I love – and the new plants, that seem to be sprouting everywhere are covered in flowers – I am so hoping they will produce some toms before the season ends.
Basil 'trees' - everywhere
new tomato plants - started themselves
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Enjoy each moment …
Until tomorrow xo♥