November 6, 2009

Gratitude:: day 5 of 30

5::30

my mom was an interesting combination of contradictions, which i think have held over to my wacky set of thoughts. she was both very practical and had this beautiful sense of the magic at the same time. i think that love of magic has manifested itself in my love of the whimsical. a blue balloon skipping down the road becomes a lost friend, kitty cat teapots remind me of alice, sunbeams through clouds are god's smiles....ahhh, the beauty and happiness in whimsy.

today i'm grateful for my sense of whimsy - it allows me to find a bit of joy in my days, even when they seem the very darkest. on gorgeous days like today, it makes me positively giddy to look outside my office window to see a bright cornflower blue sky and think it must be like looking into the eyes of the one you love most. the most beautiful thing you've ever seen.

hope you have a beautiful weekend.

21 comments:

  1. amazing what is instilled in us and what we instill in our children....

    I hope my children will someday remember me in the way you remember your mom...."with a beautiful sense of magic"

    and yes the gorgeous sky here today is just like you described....pure love !

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  2. Well you know I am all about whimsy ;) Such a sweet little tea pot.

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  3. oh the joy of whimsy. you describe it so well.

    that same sky is here today as well - just gorgeous. it will be hard to make it through the day – wanting to be outdoors so badly.

    such a cute little teapot you have there

    have a wonderful weekend - looks like the weather is going to be good to us.

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  5. awww. such a sweet post & photo!

    {interesting combination of contradictions} love that... i feel like it sums me up, too. lol
    happy friday.

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  6. Well put into words. I Love whimpsy! It's fun to find the whimsical traits in things...keeps us happy and young..I think!

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  7. love that tea pot. and your beautiful honouring words. made my day feel lighter already. thankyou :)

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  8. The gifts we receive from our parents are special indeed. I love whimsy too, so quick to bring an easy smile.

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  9. Someone gave you the most wonderful way to look at life. And I am ever so thankful, for I benefit from your words!
    Brenda

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  10. Char, I love your teapot, and I love how you remember your Mom and how you see that blue sky. have a great weekend. take care.

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  11. I am enjoying your series on gratitude Char. You seem to be in a happier place these days. I especially love the wisps about your mom.

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. teapot and your mom both whimsical and that is a wonderful way to be...you have such memories!

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  13. what a sweet post! have a wonderful weekend char!

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  14. I'm so enjoying your gratitude photographs and posts...I know what a committment it is to post every day.

    This would make such a lovely book (Blurb) for yourself and to share with family and friends.

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  15. Many people spend their time not even looking at those little whimsy things that you find joy in. looking at those things keeps your heart light. that's such a great trait to get from your mom!

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  16. OH, me too. Me, too. There's nothing so delightful as a good sense of whimsy. I try to consciously foster that in my Sloane. Someday you should meet the leaf fairies that live in our backyard and turn our trees to red.

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  17. I believe every Mom hopes to enrich their children's lives by encouraging creativity, imagination, whimsy! I'm glad your Mom did that for you because it truly shows in your talent. Beautiful post.

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  18. i so love that about you. it's amazing how we can be passed, such riches.
    xo

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  19. I agree with Kate...this should be a book to share with your family. They would treasure it as much as they treasure you. :)

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  20. Yes, whimsy...it is so necessary. It is exactly what's needed to keep us in check on those not-so-fun days. I hope you have a little whimsy in your day today.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.