My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
On Thursday I gave myself the gift of time by taking a personal day from work. It's not in my nature to do so; I've never even taken a sick day, but I was feeling like it was time for a mental health break.
Three day weekends really are wonderfully relaxing, that is, if you take the time to actually rest and recharge.
Yesterday morning I was so very happy when I stepped out on the balcony to see this.
A hummingbird moth. It's the first time I have ever seen one in Kuwait. And the only other time I've seen one was in Durango, Colorado this past summer. To me, they are just the most amazing little things, mimicking the hummingbird. You can see how fast the wings are flapping. Just incredible. And I would have missed it if I had been sitting in my windowless office at work.
We had a nice hard, but quick rain on Wednesday night so all the flowers still had raindrops on them yesterday morning. My geraniums don't usually last once the heat sets in, but with the tarp we've added to the other balcony, perhaps I can keep them around a little longer than usual.
Happy March Equinox to all of you in the Northern Hemisphere.
Today is also the International Day of Happiness and I have received several things recently that have made me so very happy.
First, a big thank you to Teresa for the lovely card and beautiful crocheted heart I received by snail mail just the other day. I LOVE hearts and heartmade gifts. Thank you so much, Teresa. I will add it to my collection -- there's not a room here that doesn't have some sort of hearts.
Just today I received belated handmade birthday gifts from a friend in Lebanon
A scarf, necklace and a framed design (the flowers are made from cocoon).
I've had time for quiet mornings, coffee and crochet, bird watching, and just being in the moment.
And tomorrow I get to do it all again.