Archive for February, 2012

wishing you…

February 14th, 2012

 

On many chilly nights I will end the evening with a spicy chai tea. I love to hold the mug warming my hands and with candle light glowing, reflect on what the day held. I few nights back when I finished my cup, I noticed what was left in the bottom…a heart…and thought the timing was so appropriate for valentine’s day. Hope your day is made a bit special while you take some time for yourself. xo

a frosted misty morning…

February 6th, 2012

This is what I saw from my window a few days ago…I could not help but grab my camera and capture the calm and quiet morning…so peaceful and still. I tend to lose track of time doing things like this…

As we are well into the new year I wanted to share the phrase I chose as my guiding beacon for the upcoming months. Last year I chose the word restoration and it was a year full of change and momentum. It was quite a challenging year as well, but restoration certainly did take place, in mind, body, home and spirit. This year I wanted to continue with a similar thought, but somewhat less aggressively. After much consideration this years phrase is…

refinement through gratitude…

There are many areas within my life that I would like to see refinement, not in the ‘elegant, fine bone china tea cup’ kind of way, but a ‘clerifying, purging, purifying’ kind of way. I also want to be much more mindful again in my gratitude, being thankful for the small as well as the not so small happenings.

Like the beauty of this frosted misty morning…a little later the sun began to peek through and everything seemed to glow.

Do you like to chose a word or phase to see you through the new year? What other traditions do you like to carry on from year to year that helps you move toward the life you see as your most complete? Take care…