"If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets."
-- Hari Dass
What one focuses on is the window in which the world presents itself. Is the glass half empty, half full...or do you wonder just what in that glass? Is it worth drinking at all? Is it worth worrying about or even caring about? Why are we even talking about glasses?
If I judge myself on the progress that I made this week on Caitlin's Caitlin...how do I do that? I actually knit quite a bunch and I should be proud of myself. Could I have knit more? Sure. Could I have knit less? Yep. So, what do I see when I look at my progress?
It is so easy to judge ourselves with negative eyes, but I choose to see that I accomplished something. I knit exactly what I was meant to knit this week; not more, and not a stitch less.
I have stayed focused on this project. I have not cast on something new. Enjoying one project is something that is hard for me to do, but I am doing it. I am actually quite proud on the rows I accomplished and that is what I will focus on.
It is easy to get lost in the beauty of this yarn. The colors are bright and full of enthusiasm. I am really happy with it and I hope Caitlin enjoys the subtle shades of her new school colors represented in this colorway.
This is my sage. It has overcome so many things. It was moved twice. It endures our harsh Winter year after year. Yet, each year in the Spring it sheds the cold and embraces the sun to bloom again. The blossoms are such a lovely purple / blue mix (this photo made them more purple then blue). These are a little past their prime but still their blooms give me such joy. The scent is sweet and mixes with the aromatic woodsy smell of the sage. I love that delightful fragrance that sage has. It is somehow calming to my entire system and I adore that this wonderful little plant greets me every morning and every evening is waiting at my door as I transition between work and home.
This week has been a challenging one and it has helped me to focus on the positives in my life that I take for granted, like this sage...or...the fabulous bounty of veggies that we got delivered with fresh herbs to boot! There is always so much to be thankful for!
My tarot card this week was a card of enjoying and embracing family though sharing a meal together and really connecting. This is easy enough since it my goal for every day.
I wish you a beautiful weekend full of blessings and happiness.