But despite how hard it was, today was also another opportunity to spend more time together as a family, which over the last week, has brought us such comfort, and served as a reminder of how much we enjoy each other's company, sharing, laughing, talking and bonding. Spending 3 nights at our sisters house last week, was like shelter from the rain. This is our children's Disney World, their happy, happy, happy place, which at a time like this, is just exactly where we want them to be.
And speaking of happy places, and our children, one of the happy places in our home, is a space they helped to create, which is often a topic of conversation to those who are visiting for the first time.....I love this space...it's precious to me, this wall.
So I suppose it's no surprise that, after a day like today, I found myself there, adding new additions, and marvelling at the works of art. When the day has been too long, and the heart feels weary, this space always makes me smile, and lifts my spirits .........it really does.
And amidst all this, still maintaining that a charmed life is what I aspire to, so have to share the next principle, as it's been a while....
CHARMED LIFE principle no. 14 - Retire your Too-Too: When you cease limiting your possibilities, you can live so that every day brings gifts as welcome as a check in the mail. If you have a too-too, give it up - statements like "I'm too heavy", "I'm too inexperienced". The only purpose of a too-too is to inflict pain on the possessor.