Today I am trying something new! My friend, Bettie, has shown me It. It’s open for a whole month and you can linkup more than once. You just pick a day to share your activities using the guidelines and format given at the website.
For Today – April 9, 2018
Looking out my window
I see a hanging pot of flowers, a hammock and the back of a rocking chair on the front porch. The trees are wet from rain and the weather is dreary and cool. But spring temperatures will be here soon.
I am thinking
about all the writing I need to do and how I can organize my time to accomplish it all. It’s fun to participate in this daybook linkup and review a typical day. I’m also thinking about my mom who left this earth two years ago today and this fun memory of something we did together.
I am thankful
for my faithful friends both online and local.
One of my favorite things is spending time with family or friends talking, playing games or just being together.
I am creating
Lately I’ve been writing poetry and creating pages in my art journal. The poem below on the left was written using a prompt in a writing challenge I am participating in for the month of April. The prompt was “How do you say ‘love’?”
How Do You Say Love
I say love in many ways
sharing hope through all my days
A smile, a touch, words of cheer
showing you are welcome here
A rapt attention when one speaks
cooking someone’s favorite treats
A bit of soup or fresh baked bread
nourishing one sick in bed
I say love with words and deeds
caring for someone in need
I am wearing
a burgundy pullover sweater and blue jeans embroidered with flowers.
I am watching
the latest season of “Father Brown” on Netflix, a show loosely based on the character created by G.K.Chesterton.
I am learning
to trust God more for those things that are out of my hands, knowing that He is ultimately in control. I’m learning to “pray without ceasing” no matter where I am or what I am doing. When I put my trust in God I find that I worry less and am at peace. This enables me to still my anxious thoughts and pursue creative interests.
In my kitchen
I recently made hot dog buns, and they turned out well. Now I have to figure out how to keep them soft for a few days rather than have them dry out too soon.
In my garden
I am growing a mixture of veggies and herbs and hope to add more. For now there is oregano, cilantro, lavender, parsley, thyme, sage, chives, lettuce, broccoli, kale and lemon balm. Not all are shown in the photo.
I know that Easter is over, but my friend, Michele Morin, has written some beautiful poetry to help us appreciate the beauty and depth of truth through what Jesus accomplished:
I like to ponder this quote from G. K. Chesterton:
A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it.
A moment from my day
My computer is my tool for writing and sharing my work. I also use my journal to write, because I still love holding a pen in my hand and writing on paper.
I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into my day. It was fun to put together as I reviewed my recent activities. Not every day will be productive or full. Every day we need to take time to rest, too.
Take some time to pause and look for the beauty in your every day life.
Maybe you would like to join in, too. If so, please check out A Simple Woman’s Daybook , where I am linking up.