After coming to terms that I could not complete my next drawing in time for the CPSA International Contest, I have taken more time for gratitude.
Last weekend I was able to prepare an Easter dinner for 16 and enjoy every minute of the preparation. I could not remember too much of Christmas after the concussion so I had planned on making this event memorable. I prepared dinner for a family who is taking a rough journey through cancer. We also invited friends whom we have called family more often than friends. Opening our doors and performing the selfless act of giving seemed appropriate for such a Holiday.
My husband and grown children all pitched in preparing the house, purchasing groceries, and prepping the meal. Two stuffed turkeys, a ham, cheesy potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked beans, green bean casserole, rice and broccoli casserole, homemade rolls, fruit and veggie tray, punch, 5 chocolate peanut butter pies and a chocolate grasshopper pie. Leftovers were sent home with everyone and enough to spare for the week. Homemade turkey soup was made the next day, jarred and frozen for upcoming meals.
Yesterday was a beautiful day for spiritual meditation and a three mile walk. I put on the walking shoes and the stuck in the ear buds from the itouch and casually strolled with the warm sun in my face. The first song that happened to play was Eagles "Peaceful, Easy Feeling". Contentment ran through my blood as I felt the music fill every cell of my body. Past and present memories enveloped each lyric as I walked through the neighborhood smelling the new spring that is just around the corner. What a perfect day it was for daydreaming!
I hope that all my readers will take time to daydream in their past and present and praying that a peaceful, easy feeling will accompany them.
As always, God bless and thank you for reading!