I found my favorite BOOK of the year!!! I don’t know how I came across it but it was delivered to me this week together with 5 other books. I glanced through it on Friday and the introduction spoke to my heart right away! I read one chapter on Friday evening, oh mine! how is it possible that the author knows exactly what it’s in my mind!!! OMG!!! Seriously… I usually enjoy a book when I learn something, or when it makes me reflect, or it amuses me. But this book is speaking out FOR me, put my thoughts out so eloquently. It reminds me of this book saying that books arrive to our lives in opportune time, like a serendipity encounter! So true!
I never write- down passages from a book, but I did 2 pages already in my journal!!! Few of my favorite ones:
I don’t think anyone finds joy, rather, we cultivate it by searching for the preciousness of small things, the ordinary miracles that strengthen our hearts so we can keep them open for what is more difficult.
In all our well-intentioned efforts to do the right things for our children, we might be failing to provide them with something that is truly essential -the time and space they need to wake up to themselves, to grow acquitted with their own innate gifts, to dream their dream and discover their own nature.
Happiness hasn’t much to do with perfect surroundings, with having a lot of doing it. It comes with living simply, taking care of one another, allowing time in the day for ease and pleasure and play.
Home can be any place in which we create our own sense of rest and peace as we tend to the spaces in which we eat and sleep and play. It is a place that we create and re-create in every moment, at every stage of our live, a place where the plain and common becomes cherishes and the ordinary becomes sacred.
The rest of the Saturday was our ordinary but extraordinary life 😀
Sofia and I jogged 3 miles together, she’s getting faster and stronger. After breakfast I took a walk alone with Lizzy. Her small hand is so warm and squishy. We chatted when we both felt like, commenting on what we saw and our plan for the weekend.
Once home, I did crafting while Lizzy did drawing and Sofia had her zoom piano lesson. When she finished, she was exhausted as she was really trying her best.
But when I suggested to go to the pool, she got excited and energised. Girls and daddy played in the water while mommy continued with her new book, dosing off from time to time. It felt vacation 🙂
Lunch came quick as they asked for pizza while I made few vegetable dishes for the adults.
That followed by a first trip to the mall with the girls since August!!! They were so excited! On the ride, they were pretending they were in a rollercoaster each time we turned. kids are truly the best to make fun of everything and enjoy THE MOMENT.
when we got home, there were new lego sets awaiting them, so we spent the afternoon reading and playing lego with rain and thunderstorm as background.
I begin to view our time together differently, being to see that stepping up to one’s life adventure doesn’t necessarily mean doing extraordinary things. It also means coming to understand that viewed in the right eyes, EVERYTHING IS EXTRAORDINARY.