- I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.
The Guardian Angel
Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like that...one
stitch at a time taken patiently.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Here's to all the ripples in your Pond...
I recently read this in a book, I am reading and re-reading because I didn't finish it. The book is not a difficult read and required me to only read 1 page for every day of the year. Some of you may have read it already, maybe several times. This year..I feel that I am hungry for the book, and intend to read it, in it's entirety by the end of the year. It is designed to start with January 1...so tomarrow I begin it again. It has been on the nightstand and the last few nights I have been reading through as title pages caught my eye, as I search for answers and clarity..
I'm paraphrasing here, and I hope that you get the gist...it struck me as particularly interesting because it changed the thought perception from can do to is doing...regardless of the expected outcome. The author
(paraphrase) suggests that every time that you do something new, whether or not you think it a success or not, the mere fact that you are doing it is liken to dropping a pebble into a pond. It makes the very first ripple. And each time you step out of yourself, and do that which is new, you are dropping a pebble in the water, creating more and more ripples....until one day....the ripples all come back to you in a profound way. I like that. Even though you may not see any evidence or proof that something is working, be assured that the ripple is coming back, profoundly.
So, keep creating, dreaming, designing, praying, hoping....because it is all good, it comes back to you.
a daybook of comfort and joy
Sarah Ban Breathnach
You can find this at your local library, like I did initially. But remember 1 page for a year...or you
can order it from Amazon....see the side bar to take a look at the book, and see if it something
you would be interested in reading. I also ordered Peace and Plenty just the other day, this is a new book by Sara. She also has a website, http://www.simpleabundance.com/homepub.html
If you decide to read this along with me, let me know..it would be fun as we are on the quest