Do you have days when you feel that, with absolute certainty?
I do, and today was one of them. I'm lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the world. I can lie in bed and see the sea in the distance. I can walk on the beach every day, if I wish, or I can head up to the moor between north and south coast, and seek silence and solitude. I work mostly from home, and am able to plan my days as I wish - perhaps taking advantage of a sunny day and working instead in the evening. I have a roof over my head, and the handsome Walter for company. Life in Cornwall is not necessarily an easy life - wages are low, work can be scarce, and you have to be resilient and adaptable. But the things that nourish and inspire me are free and on my doorstep, and you can't put a price on that. I'm lucky too that I'm a real home bird and enjoy a simple life.
seaglass collected last weekend - this is a teeny tiny cup!I was driving home today when the sun came out and sparkled on the bay, and this song came on the radio. My heart skipped a beat. The moment I walked in the door the phone rang, and it was one of my dearest friends. We don't speak that often, but there are always squeals of excitement when that oh-so-familiar voice comes down the phone line, and we have a good catch up.
Tonight there has been a little work, a lot more chatting (with sister Gill) and some knitting. I can also safely say that I have enough wool in my stash to knit away happily all year without purchasing another ball. That makes me smile, but of course it's no guarantee I won't be adding to it, on a whim.
See, my cup is full.