Tuesday, 1 February 2011

my cup is full

Life is good.

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.

27 comments:

Dartford Warbler said...

Thank you for such a positive post and the links to photos of beautiful Cornwall, and for the song!
Hoping that your cup stays full to overflowing....

Sue said...

A lovely post. Thank you. My cup is pretty full as well.

driftwood said...

so lovely. xxx

jill said...

I like that you are happy with your lot, its the free stuff that makes it so much richer

marigold jam said...

What a lovely positive post - Yes I do sometimes have days like that too and it's lovely isn't it? Such a beautiful part of the world you live in too.

Jane

dottycookie said...

I so enjoyed this post - thank you.

Karen said...

What a wonderful post. I read it this morning sitting at my work desk and you have really inspired me.Sometimes it is the littlest things that remind us how lucky we are. I will work with more inspiration now!

kristina said...

Oooh the sea glass! And such a perfect post to go with. K x

silverpebble said...

This post and it's photo has made my cup full this morning too.

Jenny said...

So true. Seaglass always makes me happy.

lovethosecupcakes said...

Thanks for that. Life really is good.

jan said...

Your post so simply stated a simple fact of life - that the simplest things in life often give us the greatest pleasure and sense of well being! And we do need to hang on to those moments of clarity, like the one you so generously shared with us as other factors conspire to make us fret.

Thank you

Pipany said...

I loved this post Diana and really needed a positive spin on life - thank you. You are so right. Life is good and we are most lucky to live where we do. Can't wait for our get together xx

Jacqui Dodds said...

Yes I have days like this and then others which are completely opposite!
You are very lucky to have the coast so near :-)

Diane said...

Great post Diana - and great sea glass finds - veritable treasure!

sweetmyrtle said...

lovely, lovely!
do you think it also has something to do with the relief of that tax return gone for another year?

p.s. love that song, so uplifting xx

Dan said...

This is a gorgeous post! Your sea glass is beautiful. I love that song too, it always makes me smile when it comes on the radio.
Have a wonderful day!
Dan
-x-

sue said...

What lovely sea glass!
All our cups are full really just sometimes it's hard to see, glad yours is overflowingI'm sure your happiness will rub off on others, thanks for sharing :o)

Julia said...

Such a lovely post, and every word true.
Sometimes it's a blessing to have one of those moments where we see just how lucky we are. Your cup is full of wonderful things indeed (not to mention beautiful sea glass).

Love Julia x

Ali said...

Yes, I see that. Your post made me smile.

Susan said...

the handsome Walter is indeed handsome and the beach cup beautiful + full. xo S & les Gang

Dragonfly said...

What a joy to read. Today my day has been full too and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

Gina said...

These are the best days. A lovely post.

Cate said...

lovely post, thank you, you've cheered me right up, x

rachel said...

Yes, I do sometimes feel like that - life is good, I am happy, I have everything I need. Sometimes I have to hold onto the memory of that feeling, but it does always return.

Your cup of sea glass is lovely too!

karen said...

Some days are just perfect. Its certainly good to appreciate the simple pleasures and I feel much better just reading your post. Have a lovely weekend. Karen X

Monica said...

this is sooo lovely, finally someone who's not ashamed to be happy!!

Good for you. And thank you.