24 Jan 2014
connecting - We have been having dinner earlier lately and involving everyone in the cleanup afterwards. We're making time for a simple board game or puzzles after our meal and relishing this gentle time together; a new family ritual.
nourishing - The heat has been quite oppressive so I've been keeping a crystal jug of water in the fridge laced with fresh mint, lavender and lemon.
reading - Revisiting an old favourite, Calm and Compassionate Children and being guided by the author's serene ways as we begin a more structured, busy part of our lives.
playing - With longer days we've been spreading floral sheets on the lawn and threading foraged blooms with needle and cotton.
creating - Large rectangles of cotton voile are being cajoled into a few simple summery maxi skirts.
nurturing - Cat stretches in the morning are easing my troublesome lower back and new organic cotton sheets are helping me to sleep.
growing - Little jars are lining our kitchen bench with sprouts; such a wonder to observe each day and delicious in our salads.
listening - Saying the words out loud...and believing them, "She will be fine".
May your weekend be restorative and beauty-filled.