Fall is here and the fire is crackling in the stove, but I can't find "cozy" anywhere. In past years, Fall was always my "coziest" time of all. So where is it this year? Perhaps it is missing because the house has been a wreck with bathroom re-modeling; perhaps it is missing because we have all had the "Flu", and are exhausted and cranky; Perhaps it is missing because the economy is bad and resisting the temptation to "worry" has been a battle; Perhaps it is missing because the days we live in seem to be the fulfillment of end-time prophecies in the Bible, and "Cozy" has a hard time settling into that. But I miss "Coziness" and am seeking to seize it and bring it back.
So here is my remedy: I will try to read a little something, write a little something and remember a little something everyday to bring the "Cozy" back. As Julie Andrews sings "Raindrops on Roses" in the movie "The Sound of Music", she remembers all of her favorite things, and then she doesn't feel so bad, so I think I will do the same!
Cozy thought of the Day: We re-arranged the house last week and in the process, Steve helped me take one of our rooms and turn it into a little "Art Room" for me to work in. We put my desk in there, and a little love seat, all my drawing, painting jewelry making and sewing supplies. We put a nice big book shelf in there, and I was even able to take some of "My fine old fellows" out of storage and put them in the book case ("Fine old fellows" incase you weren't sure, are my books). I was able to put all my art books, children's books, favorite classics and Women's books all together. They are like old friends. Tonight I have been looking at all my Women's books, and taking the pleasure of remembering who I am and what I delight in. For a little while I think I forgot. Tomorrow, I think I will have a cup of tea in my art room and think of the "Cozy Days of Tea" that I have had with my girls over the years.
".....whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things." Philippians 4:8