Happy Friday, friends! It is full-on SPRING here in Atlanta and the warm sunny blue skies have done wonders for my frame of mind. The forecast shows lots of rain and cooler weather for the weekend, and I am taking all my PRESENT lessons to heart and celebrating right now!
Thinking about … how I might transition my Lenten practice of 30-45 minutes of spiritual reading each morning to a more permanent morning routine. That early time is my best “reading to learn” time and I am loving the possibilities. Lent officially ends tomorrow, but the Easter season extends through May. more to come.
Grateful for … these two ladies. friends who are family. who live close enough to get together for a Friday lunch and choose to do that (together!) when they have a day off work. also that we were all knitting. and oh my are we looking forward to next weekend’s trip to Beaufort!
Inspired … My morning didn’t go quite as planned and I had extra time (!!) before church at noon. I decided to visit the labyrinth (for the first time since last November) and it was lovely. Five months brings a whole new season. That pink dogwood pictured up top is in full bloom – beside the camellia that’s now just glossy green leaves. I found a seat a bit out of the sun where I could look up and see the leaves rustling in the breeze, showing so many shades of green. and I committed to making spending time in this space a regular practice.
Fun! … I’d pegged this bit for the “inspired” spot until my day handed me the gift I described above … and I think it works even better as Fun! My new favorite Olive & June polish is called “You’re Doing Great” and it’s the perfect orange-red-pink. It also pairs perfectly with Kate Baer’s What Kind of Woman. I know I’m a little older than Kate’s target demographic, but her poems help me connect with my daughters … and I hope with ALL women. We might be navigating different life places, but we are all … women. If I were a poet, “You’re Doing Great” is the poem I would write for all of us. it would likely be just that one line, repeated over, and over.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend.