Blessing of Serenity

Settling in a small town, especially a senior’s community, is not something I would have ever envisioned, and yet; here we are.

Funny how life works like that, and thank goodness it does. I appreciate this place that we have landed more and more each day.

It has not been without difficulty, this move away from the city. One daughter balked that we would choose to distant ourselves from grandchildren. Another worried that I would be okay should anything happened to Ric.

There is always resistant to change. As the children have made time to visit, they too are coming to love what makes this place unique.

It’s the little things that fill our hearts with gratitude. Here, away from the noise and bustle of the city, my heart finds fulfillment.

(Thursdays, I have committed to expressing gratitude. I’m also linking this up with Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: serenity.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

14 thoughts on “Blessing of Serenity

  1. It’s the little things that fill our hearts with gratitude.” I love it. So true, VJ.
    It takes some adjustment. A wonderful for your grandchildren to visit. 🙂
    Beautiful photos. 🙂

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  2. I’m more relaxed just reading this post and seeing these lovely photos. Hopefully your children are perhaps seeing your new living situation from your perspective a bit more. It is a change and an adjustment. But for the best. What a beautiful spot!

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  3. Good for you VJ. So important to make the change BEFORE it’s imperative! One reason is if something should happen to your husband, you’re in a place you’re familiar with and have help nearby. Glad your kids are getting used to it. Surprised they’d have disagreed w your decision but it’s a nice thought that they love you and want you close! Looks quite beautiful in your images (and serene😊)

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    1. Thanks Tina. Everything you say is right on – it is important to have settled here without having to doit under duress. The community is most kind and helpful. Kids are too busy, anyway, no matter what they think, lol.

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