Jamie is back this week with Wishcasting! For the last month as Jamie mourned the loss of her sweet mother, everything was on hold for her, as is understandable. This week, though, activity at the studio is starting back up, and the focus this month is on simple pleasures…which is this week’s wishcasting prompt.
This week’s prompt:
What simple pleasures do you wish to enjoy?
I thought this was going to be an easy one to write about this morning as I was sitting on the porch, but it didn’t work out quite that way. And then I realized that it’s not so much a matter of determining which simple pleasures I wish to enjoy. There are a ton of them, and Sweet Husband and I are good at enjoying them. The matter for me (for us) is really a matter of getting back to those simple things.
We love mornings working in the yard, afternoons spent on the beach, and evenings snuggled up together on the couch (the brand new couch! that makes snuggling up together possible and sooooooo comfortable). Weekend brunches and bloody maries. Reading and writing on the cool of the front porch.
Those are all things we love, and things that when are engaged in them make our lives better. The problem is that we have let our lives get in the way of the things that bring us joy.
So my wish for this week is not what simple pleasures to enjoy – we’ve got that down. Rather it is to give ourselves the time to get back to those things. Summer is winding down and I want more afternoons on the beach, dammit.
What about you? What simple pleasures do you wish to enjoy this week?