My husband and I have had a garden party every summer for 15 years. We invite our friends, neighbors, our staff and our business customers — most of who fit into the friend or neighbor category, too.
The picture is of a metal structure that was gifted to my husband by four really good friends for his upcoming birthday. We intend to move it to “the perfect spot” when we find it. We have 2 1/2 acres of paths, gardens, a pond, a vineyard and truthfully it’s just an awesome sanctuary, if I say so myself.
I came in from this sanctuary just moments ago and felt I had to state my gratitude for life’s design. I had been sitting at one of our newer seating areas — a new deck built by another good friend — and as I looked out on the property and looked at the pond and then watched my cat, Gloria, walk over to me and flop down beside me, I was moved to tears. Life has been good to me AND I’ve been good to life. If it wasn’t for me following life’s designs throughout the years, I wouldn’t be sitting at the dining room table typing this into my blog.
Even our modest house is harkening me to tears: the downstairs rooms painted several years ago by another good friend. The colors: Paprika and Sage Green in the kitchen, Cashew and Sage Green in the living room and Paprika in the hallway. The colors are still rich and stunning even after these several years.
Gratitude for this garden of being — inside and outside. Gratitude for my garden of being — my body, my mind, my heart guided and served by Spirit.
Among the many aspects within my stewardship , I give tarot readings and the cards say this is a year of manifesting my dreams. The cards never lie.