Hello there! And Happy “Tasha Tudor Day”! Today would have been her 102nd birthday, and Tasha still remains one of my very favorite artists and ‘unique person in the world.’ She was a master of slowing down and enjoying the simple and sweet things in life— something that seems to be hard to do these days. We are rushed from almost the moment our eyes open until our head hits the pillow. But with some intention, we can take time….breathe….enjoy…and just BE.
This morning I’m arranging sunflowers in a little stoneware pitcher and looking forward to a crafty evening with friends. Tasha’s birthday seemed like a perfectly good reason to get together, have some tea, and work on some craft projects.
No matter where you are today, I hope you have a wonderful one. Try to “Take Joy” in this world where the joy may seem to be fleeting. Enjoy this present moment. And know I very much appreciate your visit here today at my blog!
I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant.
Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in darkness, could we but see. And to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to look!
Life is so generous a giver. But we, judging its gifts by their covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering, and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love by wisdom, with power. Welcome it, grasp it, and you touch the angel’s hand that brings it to you.
Everything we call a trial, a sorrow or a duty, believe me, that angel’s hand is there. The gift is there and the wonder of an overshadowing presence. Your joys, too, be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.
Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty beneath its covering, that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven. Courage then to claim it; that is all! But courage you have, and the knowledge that we are pilgrims together, wending through unknown country home.