Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I had a meditative meal night TV, books or radio, nothing to distract me from appreciating the food and my present surroundings...and it was wonderful. Not only did I recognize my love of spinach, but in the flicker of candlelight, I fell even more in love with my quirky little home and it's crooked doors that never close quite right and it's scuffed floorboards with the giant nails embedded in them. I love it's heart-shaped door locks and the old windows that make the outside world look like mirage. I love the tapping of the shutters outside as the wind rushes by and the random creaks deep in the joints of the place. It all points to the lovely fact that this house has really lived, and I'm thankful I get to share in that life:)


  1. I'm really working on sitting down without distraction (yeah, righht) and concentrating on my food. It's hard to do sometimes with all the craziness going on in the house.

    Your house sounds wonderful. I love old houses-dents, scuffs, melted windows and all!

  2. I love it too:) Yeah, Ryan and I are trying to have one meditative meal a's really nice to actually pay attention to what you're eating while you're eating it.