Saturday, November 8, 2014

Day 34, Small Pause, "A Sense of Contentment"

 A Burst of Light, 4x4in. Oil on linen/board.
Painted En Plein Air in Powell's Pt. Park, Nova Scotia.

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Today's Small Pause...

Since November began, we have experienced an abundance of wet weather and gray moody days. Finally today, we were blessed with more sun than clouds. I could feel my heart sing as I witnessed the sun's cheery presence and warmth.

It was time to take a short pause in my day to sip tea and read in front of my kitchen window. I found my mind wandering freely, as I gazed up from reading and watched the clouds drift along. The sun peeked through for long moments, illuminating the space I occupied. My cat came to visit and sat on my lap. She enjoyed the pause as well, as I massaged her head and neck. Her purring made us both feel content and at peace.

It was a lovely small pause that set the tone for the busyness that would follow later in my day. I felt grateful for the sun and my quiet retreat, which brought me into a present moment. 

I hope you get to slow down for a few moments this weekend and just be present with yourself. Acknowledge what truly brings you contentment and what places you in present time. May all your obligations fade away, as you move in sync with your own small pause.


P.S. Please feel free to add your own small pause or comments below.

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  1. Small pause in Germany.... I stopped today to think about home in Texas. Not necessarily the home I have, but the one I want turn my single car garage/shed into an art studio. Pinterest gave me some inspiration. One of the Pins said: She believed that she could, so she did. Putting the images of the little studio houses and the affirmation together ...well, its now more than possible. :D

    1. What a great inspirational pause you had Kate! I truly believe everything in our reality begins on the inside. Keep your vision and dream alive on the inside and hopefully it will appear in reality in the near future! Love pinterest when it supports those great ideas! Thanks for sharing Kate! :D


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