Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Just saying...
Maybe it IS your time to bloom!
I just finished reading one of those books that are just perfect for the beach.
You know the kind... Not a heavy read, something a little more fun and frivolous.
But it did get me thinking.... (shouldn't all books do that?).

The book, Jude Deveraux's "The Summerhouse," features three women
who all live different lives.
And then they get to choose a time in their lives to relive
and can even change the choices they made.
Rewind and start over.

We don't get to do that of course, you and I,
and I'm guessing that even if we could, we wouldn't change things.
But maybe, just maybe, we get too caught up in what has to be done each day,
and we forget what really brings us joy.

Our passions.
For art,
or even moving
our furniture around.

Believe me, I DO make time for a lot of the fun things in life.
But there have been times in my life when I didn't do those things.
I wasn't writing, or drawing, or taking pictures of things that make me smile.

So, words of advice gleaned from Jude Deveraux's summer read:

Don't forget who you are.
Remember to enjoy what makes you, you.
and Bloom!



Jen said...

A beautiful message!

Caroline said...

Oh how I love this post! Good advice. And the book sounds wonderful...I need a nice easy summer read! I will check it out!