Sharing some thoughts and snippets of our home today.
I am not sharing to influence, tout or set as an example.
I am not a decorator-I am a simple woman who has been blessed with a forgiving and loving God, good family and supportive friends.
I am in one word thankful.
I am sharing thoughts and photos today, because it has taken me a very long time to realize that through the journey of life it is important to create an environment for ourselves that comforts, inspires, and soothes the weary soul.
Defining your own decorating style and discovering your sense of self, is therapeutic.
Just like the animals in the forest, “going home,” is a safe and soothing feeling.
These nourishing elements which we have placed in our home will help our delicate souls to thrive.
Thriving souls are happy souls, surround yourself with gentle inspiration.
Living and life are a blessing, and you know, it is not easy for any of us.
What you often see on the outside, is not what is happening on the inside.
Each one of has our battles, even if no one sees them.
How can we possibly grow without trials and tribulations?
Defining our own personal style will help to ground us in those moments and hours of personal storms.
We will find comfort in those treasures. whether it be a work of art, a book, a keepsake from a friend or family member.
We grow so much when we are forced to look within.
We should never fear this growth, even the hurts, because as we come out on the other side of the anguish, we will have grown so much stronger.
A better version of our former self, with so much clarity and inner strength.
There are many opportunities in life to surround ourselves with moments of comfort.
Some tangible, others not so much.
Please notice them and use them, they are good for our soul.
Allowing our creature comforts; our home, well worn bed, cozy sofa, special chair to surround us and calm the whirlwinds in our minds.
Many of our collections have taken a lifetime to acquire and they should be savoured.
It is not the immediate gratification, which brings us joy and beauty.
True joy, grace and beauty is found in those delicate, fleeting moments of cherishing, refining, thinking, writing, reading and meditating.
It is in these twilight moments that we have the gift of discovering who we really are.
You know,decorating a home is more than simply dashing to a store, and purchasing a picture or buying a pillow.
Decorating and creating a home is an art, an expression of love, it grows from the heart and blooms through our souls.
No matter our style, or our decorating passion, we should always embrace it, own it and live our lives with passion.
Decorate our own way, with gusto and joy!
Trends come, trends go, but what speaks to our soul lasts a lifetime.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
Please Join Me~