Even in the heart of winter, our lives can be filled with light, warmth, and most importantly love.
How do you make your home a place of warmth, peace, and refuge?
What do you do that makes you happy to be home?
Peace – that was the other name for home. ~Kathleen Norris
Tonight’s journal writing exercise is entitled: warm home in winter
I invite you in your journals tonight to do two things:
1. Write down all of the things that you are thankful for about your home, and..
2. Write down ideas on ways to nurture your home and its inhabitants. In other words…
How can we make our home in winter time as warm as possible?
The light is what guides you home, the warmth is what keeps you there. ~Ellie Rodriguez
I will get us started just a little bit and then it will be your turn…
1. Right now, I Am thankful for my home because…
I am thankful for my home because it provides me:
2. A place to rest
3. I have people and pets in my home that I love and who love and accept me with all of my imperfections
5. A place to have fun
6. A place to garden, cook, hangout with family, blog….
7. Proximity to the beach and my job
8. A beautiful little back patio with a view of our pond and wildlife (and my little garden)
9. Safety and security
10. A happy living space
11. A big comfy bed!
2. How can we make our home in winter time as warm as possible?
Although I live in Florida, we do have some cold days (I live in North Florida)
What comes to me the most this January evening:
1. Start the day and end the day with greetings, hugs, and appreciation for loved ones.
2. Keep our home clean and uncluttered.
3. Add some color! (We painted the interior of our house right before Christmas and what a difference. Color really warms a space up)
4. Good smells! Clean smells. Cooking smells. Candles. Hot baths. Flowers. Potpourri smells ( I love to simmer on low heat cloves, cinnamon sticks, apple slices, and citrus slices).
5. Make love rule the house (instead of critcism, judgment, or petty selfishness)
Your turn now, sweet friend…
Where thou art – that – is Home. ~Emily Dickinson