Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thoughts for January!

"And now let us welcome the New Year.
Full of things that have never been."  -Rainer Maria Rilke

"January, the month of new beginnings and cherished memories, beckons. 
Come, let winter weave her wondrous spell: cold crisp, woolen-muffler days,
long dark evenings of savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys.
 Outside the temperature drops as the snow falls softly.  All of nature is at peace. 
We should be, too.  Draw hearthside.  This is the month to dream, to look forward
to the year ahead and the journey within."  -" Simple Abundance"-Sarah Ban Breathnach

~Things to do in January...
~Have a hot chocolate.  Don't forget the marshmallows!
~Read a good book!
~Organize your closets and drawers.  After all, there won't be time for it when the weather warms up!
~Go through old magazines and realize why you saved them.
~Have tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
~Place your gardening books and recently delivered gardening magazines next to your favorite chair.
~Visit an antique store.
~Dust and clean your china closet.  It is a nice way to visit all of your beautiful things.
~Take out old family photo albums and take a nostalgic trip down memory lane.  You'll be glad you did.
~Call a friend or shut-in.  You'll feel great afterwards.
~Buy some wintry stationary and write some notes to people who wouldn't expect a letter.
 (There's nothing like the gift of pen.)
~Cuddle up with Grandma's quilt.
Enjoy...it won't belong now before we start looking towards longer, brighter days!


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