Daffodils are peaking through the dirt while small piles of snow still dot the landscape here in Illinois. I grow impatient for spring and warmer weather. Last year we were blessed with an unusually warm spring and I was hoping for the same this year, but no such luck. But since it’s Easter season I will attempt to remain patient. How can I complain about the weather when there are people in this world who are hungry, poor, and lonely? Instead, I’ll try to remain focused on the joy of Easter.
I love bringing pastels in the home during the Easter season. These aqua bottles were found in a local junk pile. My hubby and I frequent the junk pile from time to time. We think it’s the location of an old farmhouse that was torn down many years ago.
The Paris pillow is a new find … not from our secret junk pile but from Antique Farmhouse. I didn’t spend a lot of money on it. In truth, I’m pretty picky about what I’ll spend for something. Part of that is because I was a single mom for 10 years and learned to pinch pennies.
Being a single mom really opened up my eyes to the realities of life and at the same time, provided me with many blessings. I learned to appreciate the simpler things of life and not take things for granted. I feel God blessed me with a new set of eyes that helped me to see the world in a broader view.
How can I complain or be irritated with something as trivial as the weather? But weather does affect my mood so this is easier said than done. So as I was feeling sorry for myself because it’s cold and gray, I laid eyes upon a field of robins looking for worms.
For now, I’ll be thankful that the days are longer, the robins are out in full force, and the daffodils are beginning to make their appearance. Spring is on the way and warmer days are right around the corner. Yes, there is hope!
On a completely different note … my friend Laura at Whimsical Perspective is starting themed link parties and the first one is “My Style in Pictures” which is all about showcasing your style. Visit Whimsical Perspective for full details. Party starts March 25th.
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