Hello All, It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I hope everyone is well, happy and healthy. Earlier this month, I pledged two things. The first I said , out loud, that I would try to follow the advice of Pema Chodron. She wrote about a practice that grabbed me. She said:” The next time you go out in the world, you might try this practice: directing your attention to people- in their cars, on the sidewalk, talking on their cell phones- just wish for them all to be happy and well. Without knowing anything about them, they can become very real, by regarding each of them personally and rejoicing in the comforts and pleasures that come their way. Each of us has this soft spot: a capacity for love and tenderness. But, if we don’t encourage it, we can get pretty stubborn about remaining sour.” From her book Becoming Bodhisattvas
I read this and told myself I would make an effort to do this for the entire month of December. Now, understand, I pretty much walk around with a positive outlook. I tend to see the good before the bad. My issue is I forget! I go about doing what I have to do mindlessly. Mindlessly. I now write it down and track it in my bullet journal. Right alongside my exercise, breath work and whatever else I need to do that day. Did I wish somebody well and happy? Lol
The other thing I pledged for December was to revive this poor old blog. I decided I would write about this year’s Christmas Eve cast on. I will start the Safe Space blanket by Skeinanigans. I love a scrappy project. I will use my leftover sock yarn and maybe use mini skeins. I cannot wait to start it. Isn’t it adorable? The pattern is $3.00 on Ravelry. Go have a look. It’s a good way to use up any leftover yarn and also a way to remember past projects. I’ll tell you about last year’s Christmas Eve cast and a previous scrappy project in the next post. Until then, I wish you to be happy and well.