Mid-winter is my time to plot and plan my gardens. To look over my freezer and pantry stores and make plans on what to use up before the next season. Projects are being planned, wood is being set aside, greenhouse dreams are coming together, and amid all of this, I found time to sit in our stump house and write a few thoughts.
Today as I look around my yard, I am so grateful for what we have. I have gardens for food, herbs, flowers, and rocks. We grow trees from the seedlings that sprout in our yard, and have houses for birds, bats, and lady bugs. I am sitting in a stump house that shields me from most rain and wind and in a moment will head down to the fire pit to warm my cold fingers. I choose to focus on what I do have than those things that I can only dream about for now.
I am content with where I am in life. But I know that I also will achieve those dreams through hard work. The view from the stump house will just have to do for now.
Keep moving forward.