Good afternoon from a much cooler City of Adelaide where it has been overcast and grey today and gentle breezes have blown all day.
I have had a day without electricity due to the Company doing maintenance in my area - 6 hours without power - no washing machine, dishwasher, breadmaker, radio and no Internet !! It is amazing how much we rely on electricity and how quiet things are - no fridge or freezer purring and no fans whirring. I missed some Political events that I would normally have watched , but the world will not go into a holding pattern and I will catch up.
How dependant we become and I think I missed "Google" most of all - just a click and type in a few words and the answers are there - I am a Google girl !!
It maybe a little thing or something very important - there is always some information to quench the thirst of my mind.
I have been researching foods that are high in Magnesium and Zinc in the hope that I can get off the medications I take to keep up my supply of both. Bananas are high in Magnesium but are not my favourite since transplant - I don't like the smell, texture or taste - but I may well have to get over that and also increase my intake of green leafy vegetables, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
There are so many little things around us that it shouldn't be hard to find a "little favourite thing" each day.
A flower in a garden, the aroma of coffee, the fragrance of a perfume. a pretty dress on a child, a favourite piece of music, a smile, the touch of a hand.
The lovely feeling when we take our feet off the floor at night and slip into bed, a soft and downy pillow to lay our head on. A phone call from a friend or family member, the purr of a kitten, a welcoming wagging tail of a dog. Birdsong in early morning, the changing of the seasons, changing shadows, and the breaking through of spring bulbs.
Other little things that thrill my soul are a velvet ribbon to touch, a satin cushion, a beautifully crocheted doilie, a lovely black ink ball point pen and a fountain pen and ink refills. Special stationery and the sound when a letter drops into the post box and starts its journey to a friend. The lovely smell of winter casseroles and crunchy peanut butter on hot buttered toast. Puddles to splash in and rivers to watch as they flow towards the sea. Seaweed and seashells on the shore and the constant ebb and flow of the tides.
All beautiful and all simple things and there are thousands more I could mention - seek out and find your own special little things and value them each day.
Look for the little things and you will find comfort and your sense of wonder will be enhanced and your steps a little lighter and your heart a little brighter.
Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back and walk gently though our world.
Thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart and I encourage you to bring joy to your own heart by finding a favourite little thing each day.
Walk safely through the mists.
Love and hugs,