‘Fika’• Swedish (noun) A moment to slow down and appreciate the good things in life. 💕
Yes, Home is where the heart is. And you could say that wherever your heart is, is also home. Whether I’m on the road or in the physical place of my house that I call ‘home’, my heart is what matters. An open, loving heart. The same concept of be here now... wherever we/you are, be there in total presence. Easier said than done, but that’s the goal. Now that I am actually in the physical place I call my home, my heart is pleased. Slowing down a bit for a few days to spend time with my fur babies. Piccalo (shown in photo) is 19 and still living strong. He’s had a few close calls, but his will to be loved is strong. I am so grateful for the wonderful people who care for my home and are the guardians of these precious furry souls. The second photo is made by one of their caretakers... it captures the sweetness of each of their adorable faces. It’s not easy traveling all the time. And it’s especially difficult to leave the place that I love to be so much. Every time I come home there are more weeds in the yard, more construction around me, seasons gone by, and many other changes that never cease to catch me off guard. To travel and see so many places, people and cultures is indeed a precious gift and unique opportunity. But it is also difficult to leave loved ones, and my sanctuary. There is an ever ongoing list of ‘catch up activities’ that seems to grow with every season. But nothing in this life is permanent. So we embrace the impermanence of it all as best we can knowing things could change tomorrow and life as we know it could be turned upside down. Enjoy your loved ones while you can. Enjoy slowing down so you can enjoy the good things in life. Take time to breathe.. and just Be. Yes we want to strive to be our best and accomplish all the things. But maybe we’ve already accomplished everything by just being here, now, and smiling. Be grateful for what we have. Be grateful for this life. Be grateful. Breathe. Just Be...
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