Day 1,931 – Thankful for Cleaning, Paperbacks, Designing, and the Outdoors

One of the activities I did today was one that I often see as more of a chore. It was very different this time. A deep clean of our living room floor was quite relaxing and rewarding. Moving all the furniture out of the way, getting into all the nooks and crannies, the sweeping and the cleaning – totally peaceful and relaxing. What made it something I enjoyed today? Purely the choice of attitude.

Is there anything better than reading an old paperback novel? Physically turning the pages. That scent of an old and well loved book. Yes, an e-reader of some sort would be way more efficient, but the real deal is truly a treat. Also, if you haven’t read The Godfather by Mario Puzo I’d highly recommend it. The movie was fine, the book is a masterpiece – and I am not into mafia storylines.

Pausing to design and map out a handcrafted project was also on my agenda today. It’s been a while since my last project, picking up a pen and paper to start designing the next idea was awesome. At the beginning the opportunities are endless, the genesis of the design so freeing and exciting. Each step of the process has its own unique benefits, I just need to remember to choose that right attitude.

Yesterday afternoon we went on a family hike in the bluffs. Today Becky and I took the girls for a walk. Yes, it is crazy frigid out, but time outside, regardless of the temperature, is sure to warm the soul.


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