Artful Living

happy thoughts

1904022_767532906600004_1284528453_nThe other day, a new friend came over for lunch and gave me these lovely daffodils. She told me that she had attended a class where flowers were placed in the center and when any sort of negative thought entered, you were to look at the flowers and focus on happy thoughts. I placed the flowers in a crystal vase that my brother gave me. Both the flowers and the vase remind me of how gifts of affection can do so much to boost the spirit. We prepared a healthy nutritious lunch together and had such a nice conversation. It was just what we both needed.

This week has been a bit emotional for me as my twins were home from college briefly and we had a list to tackle and my other jobs and thoughts were gnawing at me for my attention. My routine had been interrupted but I kept looking at those flowers as if they were a sign to embrace the good. Perhaps the connections we make with new friends are all part of a larger plan to remind us of kindness and beauty. It has been some while since I posted on a Saturday, but I wanted to share these sunny flowers. May happy thoughts fill your heart today with a sense of peace and positivity.

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