14 October 2012
social commentary Sunday . . . 'just enjoy YOUR life'
I was going to do a social commentary on why are we so quick to get angry, hate & judge people we don't even know, other than how the media portrays them or they are classic celebrity disasters . . . i just can't get in the negative mood . . . so i'm just doing a post on 'just enjoy YOUR life.' You get one life right, so why not just embrace what you have, adore who is around you, indulge mostly your needs . . . with a sprinkle of wants.
How could i possibly get all bent out of shape when my day started with sweet fresh strawberries from the Farmer's Markets . . .
& we added a new chicken to our flock, a stunning Australian x Indian Game bird. We planned to go with Indian Games as our table bird (meat) for when we have a farm, so to find one at the markets was a kick start to loving this breed. I think i impressed the farmer with my knowledge too. She is not pretty enough to show (not that we had planned to put her in pageants) but was ugly enough for a discount (imperfect beak.) Like i said on Instagram, we love an under dog. Welcome the enormousTrombone.
On to other blissful things . . . working through the 30 Days of Braids eBook with Hair Romance & loving every style. Today we tried the French Side Sweep Braid, which i need to work more on sweeping, rather than swirling. A happy 11 year old regardless.
To wrap up the weekend, we took a drive to the country, that's about 10 minutes in any direction from Canberra, a very regional bush capital city . . . & spied some gorgeous properties (not all for sale) but farm-ideas-building. No one in this family needs convincing that country life is the way to go for us.
So folks, just enjoy your life, it's so easy to make changes for good - focus on the positive & don't get bogged down by the negativity in the world which is so largely irrelevant to your own personal life. Everything here was under $10 each - the strawberries, flowers, butter & eBook, except the discounted $25 chicken. Money makes life easier yes, however it doesn't bring you happiness . . . you need to seek that out in every corner of your world, often in places you least expect it. We never knew chickens would be so awesome, making our own butter would taste so good, or that i could do fancy braids in my daughters' hair. We are planning a farm & a wholesome country life, yet are still living in suburban Army housing - that's not going to stop up practising how we want to live in the future, now. Just open your heart & these good things will happen too, making the lovely out of the every-day-simple-needs. Love Posie