I'm sure you've heard the expression, "the devil's in the details".
This catchy phrase points to the fact that it's often the small,
overlooked details which make a project or scheme, difficult or challenging.
When it comes to quilt or beadwork projects,
I'm the queen of detail - every step is thought through ahead of time.
But, I have to admit, when it comes to life,
I often focus on the big and small problems while overlooking life's wonderful, tiny details -
those gems of everyday living.
This reminds me of an experience I had years ago,
while a girlfriend and I were hiking in Montana.
She picked up a wildflower, studied it intently and then,
proceeded to point out the amazing details of color and shape within the flower's calyx.
For her, joy and happiness were contained in this moment,
in this wonderful detail of nature.
It struck me then, how simple and available this happiness that she felt was.
Think about some of life's details that bring you joy and inspiration.
Here's some on my list:
Our daughter's love
Sunlight on a cool day
Meals cooked by my husband
Learning something new
A phone call from an old friend
Which of life's details brings you happiness and inspiration?
P.S. These recent photos are as spring-like as it gets in my neck of the woods.
We're still waiting for bouquets of blossoms!