I was thinking about the quote (in the title photo) that sits on one of my kitchen shelves that reads…”Live the life you imagined.” It doesn’t exactly work any more does it? I mean, who among us, could have ever predicted, much less imagined, that we would be living in the days of a deadly viral pandemic that affects the whole world?
As we are still acclimating to our new life style it does seem quite “alien” to us often times, doesn’t it? Remembering to wash hands constantly, not get close or hug someone, not go in shops and businesses, or ride in a car with anyone….it is as close to science fiction in reality as we could have ever imagined.
For me..continuing to build my happy “fortress” around me is my main goal now to ward off “alien” feelings of insecurity and unease.
If I can find beauty within my home and outside in my garden…then that beauty transforms over to faith and hope…the two greatest weapons against “alien” thoughts. (This I did upon my return from Ireland where I fell in love with the yellows and oranges there in restaurants….my own walls began to reflect these bold colors…and I added whimsy wherever I could find it….it just makes me happy!
I pulled a variety of photos taken of my home at different seasons…(even years)..as my happiness evolved with time. If I get sad I simply walk around the rooms or go outside in the garden…it is there that I find courage to face the continuing challenges that affront us daily.
Laughter and humor certainly are two other powerful weapons against the “blues” these days….thanks to everyone who sends me a “funny”…an unexpected chuckle can carry us far!
So until tomorrow….
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh