Sunday, 23 September 2012
Contented. Such a good word for describing where I am at the moment. Today the weather has been appalling. It is dull and overcast and has rained consistently. It is the kind of weather that gives most people the hump quite frankly! The strange thing is that although the day is dark and cloudy I feel particularly sunny on the inside. The Autumnal Equinox was definitely a turning point for me and I feel so more settled now it has arrived.
By contrast, yesterday was a beautifully crisp and cool sunny day with a vivid blue sky. I mowed the lawn and had a general garden tidy up. The last of the blackberries were picked and the branches cut back. I can now let the garden have a good rest until the following Spring.
Back to today. I jogged to the shops (mainly because it was raining) and bought provisions for dinner. I came home and cooked a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and made a pumpkin pie for dessert. The home feels cosy and inviting and I thank my lucky stars that I have a roof over my head and do not have to contemplate a night outside exposed to the elements.
I have much to be grateful for and recently came across the quote 'all things that are beautiful - think on these things.' That is what I intend to do.