While walking the kids back to school after their lunch break I began watching my mind closely. I realised that all day I had been complaining about the weather, mentioning the clouds and rain we have been having in every conversation. Suddenly it dawned on me that there are people dying in this world while I'm walking in a secure part of it and complaining about the rain. At that moment I wanted to punch myself in the face so I would wake up and see how fortunate I am. That said my weekend advice will be simple: Stop complaining about petty things and look on the bright side.
I came home and thought it was time to start embracing the rain by posting that beautiful photo of Café le Nemours on Place Colette in Paris. I love that photo and the rain makes it more beautiful. I saw it on Tumblr without any link to the source and I traced it back to Nichole of Little Brown Pen and she gave me permission to use it. I should have known it was her work; she's the one to count on for gorgeous Paris photos. (Have you browsed through or do you own a copy of her book Paris in Color?)
So, what will I do in the rain this weekend? I have plenty of options. I can clean my 'French antique shop' in the garage and arrange those items in our home. I have plenty of rhubarb and strawberries to make a delicious crumble. I can read my new books while enjoying my latte. Because of the rain our garden is bursting with life. There are yellow, pink and white roses in bloom that I can cut and arrange neatly in flower vases and spread all over the home. The options in the rain are endless.
• HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND DEAR READERS AND BLOG FRIENDS •
Nichole Robertson of Little Brown Pen