I’m drinking a cup of Twining’s English Breakfast Tea with a drop of Bergamot essential oil, turning it into Earl Grey tea. Yum!
This is what the sky looked like when I came outside.
One of the first things I did was to pray a blessing over myself and those I interacted with today.
The idea came from a list of four resolves my daughter, Jamie, shared a while ago.
- Speak a blessing over myself daily.
- Whisper a blessing/prayer over everyone I interact with.
- Breathe deeply. Intentionally.
- Put nothing on my to-do list that requires me to be untrue to all of the above.
Hygge Helps Us Pause
My word for the year is hygge, which goes right along with the theme of this prompt. It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned it, so I’d like to share this quote from Louise Thomsen Brits on page 126 of her book – The Book of Hygge.
Hygge helps us slow down and take time to find beauty in what seems ordinary. ~Louise Thomsen Brits
I find beauty in the rain. Sunny days are great, but rainy days bring refreshment. When the sun is hot, a spring shower is welcome.
When we hygger, we frame the moment, give it our full attention, savor and hold it, in an awareness that the moment will pass. ~Louise Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge (page 159).
I am framing this moment. My two dogs are lying, one in front and one in the back of the swing. I feel relaxed, enjoying the sound of heavy raindrops. There is beauty in the water droplets settling on the trees.
My time on the porch included reading Psalm 28. Here’s a verse that was encouraging to me:
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart celebrates,
and I give thanks to him with my song.
Are you finding time to pause today? It’s good for everyone to take a break now and then.
The rain subsided a little, and the sky lightened up a bit. I felt refreshed as the rain and breezes cooled things off.