Nothing fancy. Just lots and lots of every day pleasures with remembering.
A clean, light-filled house with silly-scary Halloween decorations. Which is extra funny, knowing that we actually do have ghosts here.
Yawning, snuffly horses. Smooth-bellied boys eager to snuggle.
My favorite hen with almost no feathers left. Her name is Shoulder Chicken. She is highly optimistic.
Winds of change mid-morning and again in the afternoon. Shady running trail with broken twigs in the grass and sand. Eight miles of pure bliss.
Lantana blossoms changing from mostly yellow to mostly red, but the leaves are still green.
Freshly shampooed hair, sore thighs, abundant energy.
Carving a pumpkin I grew myself and (for the first time in years) not crying over Halloweens long gone. This empty nest is filling up with contentment about today and peace with the past.
Roasting those pumpkin seeds, pureeing that pumpkin meat, and then randomly baking banana bread with chocolate chips because I couldn’t stand to do something ordinary with that gorgeous bowl of orange. Yes to Greek yogurt and sea salt in the banana bread.
Making beef enchiladas from scratch while listening to Awolnation loud. Remembering brilliant hikes at Gem Lake. Loving all the fresh air right here in Oklahoma.
Roasting Anaheim peppers until the vapors sting my eyes.
Finding two of my favorite necklaces on my dresser, untangled.
Seeing new happy photos of my girl in Colorado, horseback, loving her pup, living her life.
Scooping dry manure into the empty herb garden, dreaming of what will grow there next.
Hydrangea soft and perky again after being watered.
Denim blue skies streaked with grey. Black clouds and bursts of metallic sun.
Satisfying belly laughs watching the SNL rerun about the Presidential debates. They basically said all the best things. All hail.
Reading weird little paragraphs that leave me wondering how much can actually be lost in translation only to land on a sentence that resonates. Ah there it is.
Friends, happy Tuesday night. I hope you are having such a delicious, interesting, soul-nurturing day. Around here I am physically and emotionally overwhelmed to stop and count all the pleasures. All the answered prayers too, although that’s not what I’m talking about today. Ok maybe a little.
“While it does embrace spirit,
it is most accurately described as a way of life,
distinguished by the ready accessibility
of happiness and love.”
~Don Miguel Ruiz