Monday, September 5, 2011

a day to bask

This day is just too nice to think on anything but happy and beautiful thoughts.  As I sit in front of  an open window in my living room this afternoon, I’m confronted with a fresh breeze blowing through.  The smell of sweet vanilla is in the air from a scented oil diffuser nearby.   As I sip a freshly-brewed cup of coffee and take small bites of a Lindt 70% dark smooth chocolate square (my absolute favorite!)  I’m in a pretty darn good place. 

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We spent the morning sweeping out the garage, washing cars and commenting on how nice it felt outside… and how nice Texas can be.   After weeks of temperatures well over 100 degrees we woke to the feeling that change is on its way again.  It’s just the beginning.  When much of the country will soon battle frigid temperatures, high heating bills,  blizzards and ice storms, we will enjoy the best time of the year here.  We paid our dues this summer, that’s for sure, and the cool nights and pleasant days are returning.   The feeling of hope is palatable.

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My flowers have survived. Just barely, but they have survived.  Most of them anyway.  I even got outside to aerate the soil and dig in the dirt a little bit.  Funny, how good that made me feel.

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I know the world is a confusing and messed up place with problems few seem to care about or know  how to fix. I know my computer crashed and we need to decide what to do about  it.  I know Edd still has cancer.   I know the future is uncertain and there are always going to be worries and decisions to consider but for right now…. right now I’m going to bask in the happy feeling I have.  All I have is this day.


  1. You and I are having the exact same kind of day. Love this. Love you. <3

  2. I love this post, Kathi. I love that in the midst of all that you are going through, you are still capable of seeing the good - because it does exist out there...sometimes we just need to search a little harder for it.

    I may be way off base, but I really do believe that sometimes we are challenged and dealt a difficult hand because it teaches us to search and desire and ultimately appreciate the blessings in our life that so many of us take for granted, every single day. I can tell you right now that I know I am guilty of this. I appreciate this post; the reminder to really live in the moment and appreciate what we have, right here and right now.

    It makes me smile to read that TX is finally getting a reprieve from the scorching temps. Enjoy the cooler weather and the promise of change on the horizon; you deserve it!


  3. Great attitude girl. Life is good and you embrace it. We have gotten cooler weather too and I am in love with it! Have a great week friend!!

  4. The weather the past couple of days has absolutely been wonderful. A breathe of fresh air. Something woke me up in the middle of the night, so I let my dog out. Just standing in the door way feeling the cool night air felt so refreshing.

  5. What a wonderful post! Love the start and the end and you are so right!

  6. This was a real uplifting Blog. I felt your happiness with the day and it made me happy too. I wish you more happy days and I know you will have many many more.
    Many or your readers will benifit as I have from your way of thinking. Keep looking for the Joy and you will have it.
    Love and Hugs

    I loved your beautiful photos too
    They make me : )