When baby girl asked me to draw with chalk with her on the driveway, initially I was thinking only suns and rainbows.
But then something struck me.
I was thinking of something friendly to write for all those that would walk by, initially chalking up a yellow “Hello!”
But then I realised, I had done this before.
Thought of something inspirational that would be chalked up. 😊
So I went there again. I took one quote from my inventory of rainy day quotes, and on this spectacularly Spring-like Winter’s Day, wrote the following:
“Natures shines brighter after the storm.”
I took particular pleasure in seeing people bend their heads down to read what I had written at the bottom of the driveway, and one girl even passed our house, got to our neighbours, then made the effort to come back and tell us she loved our work!
I know there is rain forecast tonight, so it will most likely wash away…
But I’m used to things like that. The intent is still there. 💖
What a gloriously sunny Winter’s day it was today. 🌞
I was feeling a bit off, but come work-from-home knock-off time, after baby girl and I did our new routine of watching Friends with our coffee and babycino – yes, my 8-year-old (8!😮) is actually getting through the entire series of Friends! – we decided to go for a slow, leisurely walk around the block.
We found a basket of lemons, even though the sign said limes… maybe they were all out? 😂 And it was truly beautiful, being in the moment and just wandering through the still, sunny afternoon, hand in hand, talking about whatever floated into our minds.
I continued the slow and steady at home when I took a mag I bought recently to the balcony, to indulge in some more ‘me’ relaxation time.
Even on those days when you feel a little less than yourself, doing these small, therapeutic things can make the world of difference.
Aww, it wasn’t just a sunset…
But it was tonight’s sunset, the orange flow reflecting on the water, so clear, so bright, so magical.
It makes it a tad easier amidst all my huffing and puffing, and yelling “No that is not fun Rachael!” when I glimpse past the workout screen, to see the sky.
All aglow, orange, pink blended hues.
Romantic, pretty. A sign of lighter days ahead.
“Believe you can and you are half way there.”
Rain on the window pane. It can make the sunset look like a burst of confetti has been thrown on it.
Now that’s another way to look at things.
It’s common practice by now, that many times I go upstairs to our bedroom in the fading light of the evening, only to halt, charge back down the stairs, and then run back up them, taking two steps at a time.
It’s always for something like this:
Only this picture can’t even do it justice.
Tonight, this ethereal sunset.
Simply magical. ✨
Look at my discovery!
Check out my weather app from both Monday and today, Friday. The sunset time is listed for those days, and can you see the difference between the two…?
The sunset was 2 minutes longer today! Woo hoo!
We are getting there peeps, getting there…
I got home from dropping off baby girl at gymnastics this evening, to find this:
What a truly glorious and bright sunset. And it’s July. July 1st, we are down one month of Winter, and look at that sky!
Did you feel the warmth today? Did it feel good? Those positive rays shining down on you?
I’m beginning to feel like anything is possible… even in Winter.
This evening’s sky proved that. 😍🌅
No matter how cold, or windy, or grey the days become…
It is especially comforting that Winter can still strike up a gloriously sanguine sky.