What is Your “It”?
and are you taking time to enjoy it?
This is my “it”….”it” happens at “409”….and yes of course I painted my mailbox! I’m truly amazed that I’ve been able to slow down and enjoy being still a little more since we moved from a Court to a Road 6 months ago. Of course I still have my “so overwhelmed I’m gonna freak out moments”, but they are sandwiched in between some amazing “stop and smell the flowers” moments. Honestly, I rarely did this until now. I’m sure I really missed out on some great moments by being so out of balance for so long.
This is by far our favorite room in the house! It feels like a tree house on top of the world. I’m sitting in the chair on the right at this exact moment watching birds darting about, goats grazing and listing to the bray of donkeys off in the distance. It gives me a reason just to sit.
This is my sweet boy #2….gazing at our sweet neighbor riding her horse at sunset. We sat on the front porch together and talked about front porches. He probably was thinking I’m just some super dorky mom, but he listened as I explained that a front porch was a very important cultural institution in American history. According to Wikipedia, porch sitting was once considered a status symbol. Sadly electronics have brought us all inside. I don’t think people sit on there porches the way they used to. It definitely is not the social gathering place of long ago.
I’ve never had a front porch before in any home or rental I have ever lived in. I have always wanted one! I have not decorated or even placed any flowers on this one yet. All we have is two comfortable chairs and a table in between. Really, that is all I need. A comfortable chair and a table to set my glass on! I can even enjoy it with out wiping off the pollen! Because my ‘It” is to just sit still and enjoy and not worry about the fact the table is dirty, and the area is not perfectly decorated.
Here is the little guy who sits with me most!