Early in the week, I took another day and stayed home
to regroup, refocus, and try to bring sort of semblance back into my life ~
if even for a few hours.
The anxiety demon was threatening to push me over the edge once again,
and after listening closely to those of you who have been - or who are - where I am right now in my life,
I heeded your encouraging advice and took stock of what my heart and mind was telling me.
God was whispering, "Breathe in. Abide in Me".
The best place for me to do that was here at Heaven's Walk.
My safe haven.
My respite from the roller coaster ride I'm on.
After a surprise breakfast of my favorite homemade buckwheat blueberry pancakes,
thick cut bacon, and fresh orange juice that The Husband so lovingly made for me,
I spent the rest of the day stripping the beds,
laundering duvet covers and linens,
dusting and vacuuming,
cleaning out the cobwebs of stress in my mind,
and playing around with my little fruit drying crate on the coffee table.
Therapy for me.
Therapy for me.
It had me stumped.
I couldn't figure out what it was lacking.
So, I emailed sweet, creative Tausha and she offered some wonderful suggestions.
A simple stack of floral linens.
Strips of cotton fabric off Christmas gifts from a blog friend.
Tea glasses filled with vintage silverware.
A sweetly scented candle.
A tangle of leather strung silver hearts.
A fragrant handful of roses plunked in a crystal glass.
Through the camera's viewfinder, my eyes landed on the sofa.
That, too, needed some freshening up.
A simple change.
The everyday duvet cover that I had thrown over it to keep the slips clean
was tossed into the washer.
A Simply Shabby Chic 'Mon Ami' twin bottom sheet was tucked around the seat cushions
and topped with a variety of favorite pillows.
I breathed deeply
thanked God for blessing me with such a wonderful place to live.
I hope that you can take time in this new year to find a place of respite and sanctuary ~
a place to breathe in...
a place to abide...
a place to hear His voice.
~ Blessings ~