For me it has been a peaceful day and a day when, despite the wind and rain I have been warm and safe at home. I did venture out to take some homemade soup to friends and to collect a few items from the shops.
Have you ever noticed that when we shop for a "few items" the list grows and the amount on the docket is far more than we had anticipated. I felt rather like a squirrel storing and stashing for the winter. I bought the provisions for another two lots of soup and have popped them in the freezer for when needed. How lucky we are to have such things as a deep freezer where we can keep things safe and fresh until needed and refrigerators to keep vegetables fresh. I often complain about cleaning out the freezer and I shouldn't because it just sits there singing and purring and keeping my food fresh 24/7.
It took me longer than I thought it would because I bumped into my neighbour from across the road and also another friend - so there was much chatter and conversation. It saddened me that there are those close to me who are really struggling with many and varied issues and I was pleased to extend the hand of friendship and offer a comforting word.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is carrying a burden of some sort and often just need to chat a while and share their load, and to know that someone really cares and listens.
We are still under the extreme weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain and I give thanks that my roof was repaired a few weeks ago in plenty of time for these storms.
This is the start of a new week and if you have a birthday coming up this week I wish you a happy birthday and a wonderful celebration of your life.
Dance in the rain, stomp and splash in puddles and celebrate the child within.
I hope you can find happiness and gratitude in your life for whatever is happening - if you are spending the weekend with family, friends, staying warm, having coffee out or maybe dinner - be happy and thankful.
Thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart this Sunday - a quite and peaceful day when my heart it at peace.
Love and hugs,