I’m not sure what is making today seem so lovely. Perhaps it’s the bright sunshine reflecting off the fresh white snow. Maybe it’s because it’s the day after Valentine’s Day, when everyone expresses their love for one another. Or maybe it’s because it’s Islander Day (known as Family Day in other parts of Canada) – a holiday that is not commercialised but instead has as its focus simple joys with family and friends.
But days like today do serve as a reminder that time just slips away on us. We must do our best to live in the moment and savour each day.
I have always been a results-driven person. Even when I’m knitting – especially something new – I have a tendency to just move it right along, so curious to see the end result that I don’t always just take a breath and enjoy the simple beauty of yarn over needles.
In my former existence, I used to be a road warrior. I became very familiar with the hum of airports and the nerve-wracking challenge of finding your hotel in a strange city in the dark (before the days of Google Maps). But there were a couple of special moments where I took the time to truly enjoy my surroundings and they made all the miles worthwhile! I remember taking a stroll and enjoying flowers blooming in Victoria in February. I recall the absolute majesty of Banff – gazing out of my hotel window and drinking in the stunning mountain views.
What I wish for you this Islander/Family Day is that you take the time to slow down and enjoy the day. And promise yourself to find at least one moment each and every day to just breathe.
Live life luxuriously! Classic simplicity is what I enjoy the most - in clothing design, home decor and in life!