today i spy...

Today we had our first rain in a while. The dwarf orange tree we bought a week ago is blooming its delicious scent, and we all love it. I know Rowan wants to devour the flowers, because his grabbing hands open and close like butterflies and he circles his wrists, reaching for the green leaves. But when I fly him over the tree and put his sniffer in the flowers, his eyes widen and narrow at the same time and he opens his mouth in a way that helps him breathe in the sweetness better. Tonight those flowers are waving wildly in the wind. I hope they're not yelling for help.

Today I realized that we pretty much feed everything to Rowan somehow masked with the essence of sweet potato. He was eating other things before, but apparently he really loves his sweet potatoes. Tonight S and I ate a sweet potato each for dinner. I put salt, yogurt, and sumac on mine, and he put cinnamon in his--which opposite to our normal flavor palates. He's been feeding Rowan a lot lately, while I work in my perfect cubbyoffice inside the nursery closet. I guess S has been getting a little jealous of Rowan's meals. I'm just happy S loves sweet potato as much as Rowan does.

{a view of the tatra mountains :: by all that is interesting}
Today started with a vow to not think negative thoughts. Which would be rephrased to: think positive thoughts. And then edited to: Think positive. And then fanned back out into a thought bubble: Well... "think positive" is not exactly the same as "don't think negative thoughts." There's something more complex about the latter. But then maybe I'm just complicating things. My ego brain revels in making mountains out of mole hills. Really, it's time to stop thinking at all. And talking. You know what they say about not having anything nice to say. Ick. Who wants to be that person? (See? How I just did it?) That sort of negativity has a way of creeping up on us collectively!

So let's try to make this a complaint-free day. Let's observe our thoughts.

What do you eavesdrop? 
I know that's really personal, you don't have to answer that.

14 comments:

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

i'm not sure it IS about not thinking negative thoughts. these thoughts pop into our heads. it's more what we do with them afterwards really. i think. :)

Daisy said...

that photo makes you only want to think positive thoughts. love this message!

Krystal said...

i hope your day is amazing. i think 'think positive thoughts' is more positive than the other, ha :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Aww, it seems like we have been having the same life thought lately, my dear :)

gracey said...

the sky really looks like it is eavesdropping on you :) breathtaking photo

Anita said...

Lovely photo. And I eavesdrop on anybody who mentions my name LOL. Sometimes I just hear them talking really loudly and just listen, Idk not really eavesdropping because they were so loud in the first place anyway.
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LatteLisa said...

Negative thoughts have no value or impact unless we allow them to. There are moments when they pop up and then I just allow that to 'pop down' too ;-)

Kristin H said...

What a heavenly place.
Embrace the day:) Greetings from London!

Tales from a Bar Stool said...

Stunning picture. It's definitely hard sometimes to think positively but so so important in the grand scheme of things!
~Tales from a Bar Stool

Ann said...

Love the photo...

I am always trying to think positive,

once in a while I do slip

but once you get the hang of it you can easily check yourself out. And I avoid saying negative things too.

fifth floor apartment said...

this post is so inspiring, and spot on.

have a glorious weekend :)

xo Alison

Josie said...

I am so bad at not complaining! I'm a pretty happy person but I definitely moan way too much.

Stacey said...

i try to think positive thoughts always too-gives me a much healthier chi:-). Baby Z would only eat sweet potato for a long time, however of late he will not have anything to do with sweet potato. This evening, though i'm making some, with the hopes that he'll eat it since he hasn't had any in a while-fingers crossed:-)

this free bird said...

I hear you on this one. sometimes i just stop my mind entirely and practice being still and thinking nothing to clear out the negative. it does have a way of creeping in and we have to be vigilant to guard our minds and our hearts.

xo,
c

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