contentment

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” 
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

The week is full of goodness, calm and peace. If I had to sum it up in one word, I would say contentment.  He says it is the weather, or maybe the anticipation of little Baker joining us in a couple of weeks. But to me it feel like a combination of gratification, serenity, and ease. 

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
— Pearl S. Buck

It is the first small harvests from the garden, little "Chip", the chipmunk who visits our yard several times a day, my workout buddies at the gym and a good book. It is music on Spotify while I make dinner, and  The Good Karma Hospital on Acorn TV. It is tiny vases of flowers, planning our summer vacation, finding more of Basil's toys outside and ordering a dog kennel. 

At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

It is getting out of the car and approaching strangers, striking up a conversation and getting back into the car understanding it was something of real value. It is taking time to open my heart and feel what I truly feel without judgement. It is tenderness when anger or fear arise inside of me, and giving myself some space to work through my emotions without hiding or masking them. 

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It is taking time to play with toys and lay in the cool grass. 
It is joy. . .  

how was your week? 
xooox

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