Outside my window, there's a brilliant blue sky, not a cloud in sight.
I am thinking about anger, how it can consume, and how difficult it can be for some people to let go of it. I've always believed that forgiveness means moving past something, not that you're saying what happened is okay. Sometimes, it's just not, but neither should we carry it forever and let it eat away at our lives. It's something I've struggled with, but I never did like how it made me feel.
I am thankful for a husband with a huge heart.
I can smell wood smoke, twigs and fallen branches being burned as part of the yard work happening at the moment.
I am wearing capri jeans and a t-shirt, and my feet are bare.
I am creating snail mail to be sent to friends, journal pages recording my thoughts, something for a special project, and so much more.
I am going to being enjoying the week's weather with its warmer temps and promises of spring.
I am reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins...just beginning it really.
I am hoping that people can begin to understand that what happened in the past sometimes needs to stay in the past, and that there's so much joy to life. Or at the very least, please understand that I respect your right to feel as you do, but you don't have the right to foist it on me, or put it on my Facebook page.
I am hearing traffic move along the nearby road and the voices of my son and husband deep in conversation.
Around the house, bookcases shine and cabinets gleam. Spring cleaning has commenced, and bags and boxes wait for their trip to Goodwill.
One of my favorite things to see is the trees abloom with cherry blossoms, followed by the dogwoods. Pure magic.
A few plans for the week...subbing, art making, grocery shopping, creating snail mail and walks. I want to restart my now defunct walking program.
Note: The photo has nothing to do with this post. Nada. I just like it; it evokes happy memories, and the colors make me grin.
This week has been a roller coaster of connections being made coupled with unkindness on Facebook as a result of those connections. It's left me musing about somethings mentioned above and more. I suspect it will all become a blog post later this week - with the ugliness being given short shrift and the happiness much more space. It - the happiness - deserves it!