The Quality of Our Individual Days

September 18, 2012

Finding beauty growing in a parking strip

“. . . what matters in the long run is the quality of our individual days.”
Wendy Lustbader, Life Gets Better:  The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older

I have nothing in the queue waiting to post.  Sometimes I wonder if I still have anything to say/share after more than three years of blogging.  Today’s is the simplest of posts — a pretty picture and a quote to think about.

I don’t have a grand plan with my blog.  It is enough for me to remark on one small thing from my string of individual days — whether a recipe, an outing, a passage from a book I’ve just read.  Nothing big.  Is this too superficial?  I don’t really know.  I’m not ready to tackle any big issues in public.

Sometimes I feel like I’m just muddling through life.

At least the discipline of posting regularly to my blog has resulted in a kind of online journal of my individual days.  I was here.  And this is what I put my attention to.  Amen.



14 Responses to “The Quality of Our Individual Days”

  1. melanyrae62 Says:

    Noticing Gaura in a parking strip seems like a good way to muddle.

  2. quixotree Says:

    Yes. I like your “muddling” too. Please continue sharing those small beautiful things of value. Don’t sweat the “big stuff”. Small really is beautiful! Amen2.

  3. Nicole H Says:

    The post that arrives from you in my inbox each morning is like a delightful tiny sprig of green that an early rising neighbor leaves for me to discover as a gift on my front porch. This quiet tending of generosity and inward receiving is a great and mighty practice, Rosemary. Now, I am leaving you a tiny sprig, here, twined with a sky blue ribbon and a fluttering tag that says, “thank you.”

  4. And this makes the best posts Rosemary…just our muddling and introspective thoughts…it is why I visit daily!

  5. Debbie Engel Says:

    Thanks for sharing your individual days. I am inspired by your posts and your wonderful photography.

  6. if, you need encouragement – my G Reader has piled up. I had 19 posts from you. And I am reading every single one. With delight!

  7. shoreacres Says:

    I still remember my single terror when I began blogging – how long will it be until I run out of things to say? Well, it’s been four and a half years, and I’m still at it. It’s just one more bit of proof that the world is filled with wonderful things to consider – as you so beautifully do.

    I’m old, and my memory is going, so it may be that I’ve mentioned one of my favorite Annie Dillard quotations here. If I did, it’s still worth repeating: “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives”. That’s why our attention to the days is so important.

  8. Renee Says:

    Rosemary, I hope that as the season is changing it will bring with it inspirations. No need to post daily. Your posts are gifts and I and Im sure many others are greatful when we receive one. Thank you for all your beautiful posts they have been inspiring

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thank you for the reminder. I am thinking of making the transition to posting less frequently, but I’m not wuite there yet.

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