I don't know about you but a couple of days outside with the sun shining in my face and on my
back will brighten up my attitude and lift my spirits quicker than almost anything else. After a week of a melancholy heart, I am feeling a bit more like myself with each passing day.
There are still so many things on my mind but the desire to sleep it all away is diminishing and in it's place a healthy dose of "let's get something done" has begun to creep in. I feel really lucky to find such peace, comfort and inspiration in the garden.
It felt good to ignore my to do list and just spent my time taking each moment as it came...the good, the bad and the ugly. Sometimes that's the most productive thing we can do...step away from the busyness and just spend time doing that thing that centers us.
While I think it was important to listen to my body and slow down, I don't think I'm wired to do that for long periods of time. Not doing anything can start to become my "to do" list if that makes any sense. I will actually start planning my down time after a while.
So this morning I took out my planner and plotted out some cleaning and organizing projects as well as some fun creative things I would like to accomplish this week including sprucing up the patio and it felt good. Those changes and concerns in my life are still there but now they hold their proper place in the scheme of things and I am at peace with them...for now.
If you enjoy spending time touring cottage gardens you might like my post on how to achieve the look of a cottage garden.
My favorite outdoor looks for the patio from Cost Plus World Market...