Mind-full!

Mind-Full

I think a lot!

There’s rarely a time my mind is completely still. My vivid dreams are also proof that it doesn’t even quit at night.

Over the years of thinking, I have formed opinions…. many, many opinions *chuckles*, but where I used to share them freely, I have now learned that it’s far better to keep them to myself. Why is this? Have I decided they are wrong? No! I have learned that people all have their own ideas, right, or wrong, and rarely will they be convinced by something I have to say.

If something is important enough, I will say it, and say it loud enough to be heard, but for the most part I will keep my thoughts to myself, locked in my mind… and will simply watch.

Those who are closest to me are the few I share everything with. To them, I am an open book, and they pretty much know me. It always makes me smile when I see that one of them has read me perfectly and known exactly where my mind was heading. It’s seemingly a rare thing though, and makes those special few even more of a treasure to me.

I think my advice to a younger me would be to never stop thinking. There is much to wonder at and puzzle out in life, but not everyone needs to hear those thoughts. Not everyone deserves the value of a different perspective either.

Keep a full and busy mind!

 

 

 

Credits:

Hair: Valentina by Truth

Top: Isabella Boho Shirt from Addams

Skirt and Belt: Calliope from Blueberry

Sandals: Sunset Mesh sandals from Rebel Hope.

Seat: .: CHEZ MOI :. WoodHammock FineTree

Taken on the lovely Gaia Calling SIM. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Kiraly/198/106/52

Caught!

Caught

The moon provided magical lighting for this moment, set forever, and stored away in the ever-growing collection of pictures in the story of our life, spent as tangled in thoughts and emotions, as limbs.

Happiness

Flora

We have suddenly been graced with warm weather here in the UK. What a wonderful thing it is to stand outside and feel the sunshine warm my skin. That sensation of the warmth seeping through to my very bones is how life feels for me right now.

I stood outside my door earlier, mug of tea in one hand, and watched my dogs exploring the garden. The older one flopped in a heap, happy to soak up the sun. The younger was happy to furtle through the soil with his nose. It was one of those moments to store away as happy memories… a frozen moment of peace and calm.

I don’t know if it’s the actual sunshine brightening my thoughts and day, or if its warmth has been reflected and magnified by the happiness in which I find my days soaked at the moment… but…. life… is… good.

Yes, I still have things I am dealing with… and it’s true that the past week has brought many challenges, but how much lighter these trials seem when my heart is floating.

This is what I am trying to do: cast off the hardships; forget the wounds and insecurities, and steep myself in the positive glow of happiness and love.

Hoping that happiness and warmth finds you all! ❤

 

Credits:

Pose: Dirty Pretty 4 from Gingerfish.

Hair: Lela from Truth.

Shoes: Daisy Heels from Reign.

Babybreath flower hair wreath from LODE

Floating pink daisies from Cureless and Disorderly

Grass from Alirium.

Lavender from Organica

Clover, Daisies and buttercups from Heart Garden Centre.

Dreaming

Dreaming

What a winter it has been!

I saw a meme circulating, suggesting that winter this year has been like someone angry storming back into a room over and over, declaring “And another thing..!”

It really does seem to have felt that way.

SL has the wonderful benefit of us being able to enjoy whichever season WE wish though. *grins* I admit, that for a few weeks now, the virtual me has been wearing more summery clothes whenever I can, and trying to convince myself the weather in reality isn’t as cold as it has been.

Whilst dreaming of the arrival of warmer days, I am reminded not to overlook the small signs of magic which I am blessed to see each day as nature prepares for them.

For the past few days I have been watching wood pigeons gathering sticks from the garden as a show to the others that they are preparing for spring. They have been bobbing their heads, cooing and pursuing each other with amorous advances. It’s something of a feathered soap opera played out each day.

I get much joy from watching the smaller, acrobatic blue tits, as they have been burrowing into the hedge which grows outside my kitchen window. It seems they will be setting up nests there too, alongside the resident colony of sparrows.

The tall willow tree growing at the bottom of the garden is covered in a fuzz of vivid green at the moment, as its new leaves for the year burst from their buds.

Nothing changes completely overnight, yet for me to long only for the days of summer, I would miss out on all these small, yet happy wonders happening each day…. small steps which are themselves somehow miraculous!

Wishing you all days ahead which are filled with small dashes of happiness and magic! ❤

 

Credits:

Taken on Luane’s World

Hair: Imani- Truth

Jolie Wrap Leggings, and Kallie Mesh Crop Top – both Rebel Hope