"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available-more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

This is today's inspiration and it's one that I have been striving for this year.  To find happiness in the present and not be waiting for "someday".  Most days I do ok.  Most days I can find some small spark of joy or wonder.  Some days I feel like joy and wonder are surrounding me.  Those must be the days when I am open to it and let it in.  Some days, I'll admit, it's a struggle and I have to look a little harder.

Today, while riding on the train into work, there was a woman with a small child (probably close to a year old) sitting across the aisle.  What a flirt he was!  All big eyes and smiles.  It made an ordinary train ride  something special. 

The weather continues to be hot.  This morning they said it will be this way till the middle of next week.  It's tiring as my body struggles to remain comfortable.  I'm really sleepy this morning despite getting what I thought was a good night's sleep.

I cast off the Travelling Woman shawl last night.  If it's not too humid, I'll block it tonight when I get home.  I think this was the fastest knit I've ever completed. I love this pattern.  This one is slated to be a gift but there is definitely one in my future.

Time to check the email and voicemail and then walk down the hall and check my mailbox.  Best case scenario?  No new messages, no new email, empty mailbox.  It's unlikely, but I can hope.

Comments

amy said…
Your mean sun made me smile. I've been spending the hot weather with a heat-radiating sick toddler draped over me. Pant-pant-pant.
KnitTech said…
Was everything blank?
Roxie said…
Here I am with blog responses. does that count as e-mail? Are you air-conditioned at work? All I have to do is consider working conditions in the last century and I become profoundly grateful for what we have now. Imagine working in an office in 1910. Windows open to get at least some air movement, but also letting in all the noise and dust from the street. Probably not even an electric fan. And men were expected to wear the suit jacket all day long. Maybe the boss's kid would be around with a jug of iced lemonade in a wagon during the worst of the afternoon. and then the ride home on the crowded, noisy, stinking train . . .
Oh, thank God we live today!!

And can you imagine childbirth in weather like this with no A.C?
Bezzie said…
Roxie should come to high school in Newark. 95 degrees and no a/c in nearly all the schools. Disgusting.

This hot weather just makes me crabby!
Jejune said…
That quote is a great inspiration and goal to aspire to. Something I try to work on too.

I hope you get some relief from the heat!
Amy Lane said…
I love the mean sun! And yeah-- flirty little babies are one of the Goddess' best things...

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