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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Simple Abundance - May

Since this was so popular last month, I thought I'd include some monthly ideas for May from the book "Simple Abundance". Pick one or two and Happy May!

>>On May Day, hang a basket of flowers on your front door and your next-door neighbor’s. A breathtaking May bouquet can be created with small stems of pink dogwood blossoms, lilacs, and white peony tulips.

>>Tackle just one junk drawer.

>>One Saturday afternoon after cleaning, putter for an hour to your favorite music. Rearrange your favorite collection of personal mementos and pictures. Savor the sweet memories. Enjoy traveling back in time in your mind.

>>Rent old movies from the 1930s and 1940s or flip through the cable channels looking for old-fashioned treasures. Look for domestic details, the trim of upholstery, the curtains, the knickknacks in the kitchen. Consider why these charming, cozy sets draw us in to stay a while.

>>Take pictures off a wall and clear tabletops and mantels for one week to experience “the fullness of nothing”. What do you want to put back?

>>If you have a cherished collection, do you display it? Think of new ways to surround yourself with the things you love.

>>Dust off the grill, make potato salad, and get out your white shoes for Memorial Day weekend.

>>Be happy.

>>Be grateful.

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