I am grateful for so much and that makes me happy in this quest for a simple life that is really full of joy, peace, love and happiness.
I am grateful for the yard I have, the flowers that will bloom, the running water and other creature comforts I take for granted, the fabric I have in my stash, nd the food I have to eat. Just to name a few things.
I am blessed with so much. I have many rich relationships. Resources that are, really, more than enough for a very comfortable life compared to so many in this world.
Simply stated, in my quest for excellence, I lose sight of the simple, small stuff. I lose sight of having a "attitude of gratitude. "
In my quest for a well manicured yard and landscape, I forget to be thankful that I have a yard to maintain, a lawn to mow, dandelions to eradicate and weeds to pull. My flower bed never reaches perfection of the BHG picture I have in my head. I am learning to be OK with that. Same with the closets and filing....
In my quest for perfection, I sometimes lose sight of all aspects of creating a quilt. The joy that I can make one. I have the resources at my fingertips and the physical ability to do some of the more strenuous part of quilting both physically and mentally. I have a family that tolerates my obsession with cutting up fabric only to sew it back together again.
The Civil War Diary quilt is together. It took me a couple of years. It isn't perfect but it is a good thing to have done.
I am truly thankful for everything, even when I find myself whining a bit along the way.
Any ideas on the dandelions, by the way? I think I am surrendering....