Today was one of those days.Â I was woken by a call from a dear friend who I haven’t spoken to in years.Â She and I laughed and talked and agreed to meet this week for lunch.Â Â While we talked I made rice, pot roast, and coffee.
Mom came home and insisted on going for a walk, since it was 61 degrees F outside (16 degrees C).Â For February in Chicago, this is unheard of.Â So of course we enjoyed the sunlight and I felt my spirits pick up.Â Winter really does number on me.
I hung paintings around the house this afternoon, which is a bit of an ongoing project for me for several reasons.Â First, we have lots of wall space.Â Second, we have a lot of paintings, as my paternal grandparents were artists.Â Finally, I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to decorating.Â Sometimes I rotate paintings in the house for fun.Â There is something satisfying about hammering nails into the framing boards of the paintings.
I spent the rest of the evening in the library, which is pretty much like heaven for me.Â I think that the only thing that would make it better would be to attach an ice cream shop, and perhaps add a swimming pool…haha, well, in any case, I was very productive and that made me happy.
Finally, I want to share with you this quotation:
If a small number of people gather lovingly together, with absolute purity and sanctity, with their hearts free of the world, experiencing the emotions of the Kingdom and the powerful magnetic forces of the Divine, and being at one in their happy fellowship, that gathering will exert its influence over all the earth. The nature of that band of people, the words they speak, the deeds they do, will unleash the bestowals of Heaven, and provide a foretaste of eternal bliss. The hosts of the Company on high will defend them, and the angels of the Abha Paradise, in continuous succession, will come down to their aid.