14 October 2012

social commentary Sunday . . . 'just enjoy YOUR life'

Greetings all,
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 . . . 
 i have pink Stock prettiness on the dining table . . .
 my husband made butter to spread on delictable Italian bread . . . 
& 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

18 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Posie..I love your cheery outlook, but lives are affected by the unfairness that goes on in the world. Sometimes it even affects us. It is hard not to be touched by it and saddened occasionally even when our own lives are fundamentally fine. I don't believe in just being depressed about stuff I can't do anything about but seriously think about whether I can do something for some people...as I know you would too.

Lynley said...

I just googled how to make butter and I am SO going to do it .... fun!

Jan Maree said...

Home made butter - you guys never cease to amaze me and I love the braid in your daughter's lovely hair. Keep smiling - you all do it so well!

Makeminemidcentury said...

Great post Posie. You're spot on. I'd love chickens one day. You're inspiring me.

The Accidental Housewife said...

You cheer me up every time I drop by :)

Today wasn't the most spectacular for us, we spent the whole day doing the final clean for our pre vacation inspection. Yes, it took a whole day, we were both a little dusty after a wedding last night and Bug barely slept either as a punishment for us sending her off to the babysitter. Ouch! But it wasn't bad really, it reminded me what an awesome team Mr A and I make when the chips are down.

Love the new trombone!

Jane said...

You know I'm nodding away in Hobart, Jennie. Love the sentiment. I want to make some butter now! J x

Mama of 2 boys said...

Beautiful words Posie and so so true also. I am definitely guilty of letting little things get me down, when I really shouldn't. There are so many wonderful things to focus on, seems silly to spoil them by worrying about tiny matters.
Your new chookie is a cutie, perfect or not.
Clever hubby, with the butter.
And how exciting that you are actually checking out properties, before you know it the years of dreaming will become a reality Posie xoxo

Kathleen Hoffman said...

I am so impressed...love the homemade butter, and the chickens! wishing I could braid my hair like that!

Kathleen Hoffman said...

Love the homemade butter and wish I could braid my hair too! Glad I came wandering by to see that chicken. Thanks :)

TexWisGirl said...

i do believe having a positive spin on things is better than focusing on the negative. and may your country dreams get closer and closer by the day!

Hot Fudge said...

Trombone - love her. And as a bonus, she looks as though she would make a great watchdog. Love your positive post.

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Chickens ladies, just do it, they are so much fun!! Love Posie

Mum on the Run said...

Sound advice, you wise thing.
:-) xxx

cassandramadge said...

Your last paragraph extra resonated with me - MONEY WILL NOT BUY YOU HAPPINESS!! Sorry to yell, but I wish I could yell it to this obsessed with appearances consumerist world we live in. And I couldn't agree more - after having waited 3 years to get chickens, I never dreamed that they would be so good for our whole family. They are a daily delight - I regularly text DH with their ridiculous antics which make his day at work just that bit brighter I think.

We visited Canberra a couple of years ago, you're living in a very beautiful part of the country!

Hazel said...

Lol. I love your attitude Jennie, those stocks are gorgeous.

librarygirl said...

I love this post Posie, what a lovely start to my day x

Amanda said...

What a great post, real great advice and words of wisdom x

Edwina said...

Hey, just discovered your blog through Molly's Maison... We're wannabe farmers too, currently trying to buy a farm an hour from Brisbane. It's slow going! Nice to discover you anyway.