Yesterday my dear friend Carrie sent an e-mail describing her day. Sent her this in response . . . just as much to myself as to her. A reminder that the joy, beauty and grace in life come from the little things.
Carrie, it’s the little things. Isn’t it? It’s the sparkling pink and the coffee, and the wrapping paper, being at home and a few extra moments before an event!
For me it was weeding and planting herbs in the rain and going to our local library for the first time and finding wonderful books and stopping for a bottle of wine on the way home. A friend stopped by for awhile and then I walked Zippy and fed Mycala’s cats. And now I have an evening alone with the books and an e-mail from my dear friend Carrie, whose name means love in Japanese or English! Life is bliss when we turn off the television and live it!
Violets have always been a favorite. I made a fold up booklet on violets for a pay it forward last year. Also make a 40 page illustrated book on violets filled with herbal legends and lore, recipes, mythological references, the story of how Napoleon got the name Corporal Violet, and so much more. It always amazed me that even though they are so tiny, and only in bloom such a short period of time, they have had a tremendous impact through out history.
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!