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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Adventures in Contentment



I recently came across a sentiment written by David Grayson who lived at the turn of the last century.




He wrote about American rural life under the title Adventures in Contentment.




The idea of adventure in contentment amused me.




But I found sympathy with this exerpt:


"I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why, this is Christmas Day!"

David Grayson 



With a grown family, I have the luxury of drifting into the holidays-




and taking it all in, a little at a time.




It won't take us by surprise, but I'm wishing contentment for us all!




Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

Linked to the Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life--
 My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday


22 comments:

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful post and words to ponder so full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Olive Cooper said...

So elegant!

sissie said...

Beautiful post. I love it.

hugs
Sissie

Diann said...

Very pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, your silver pieces are just gorgeous. What a beautiful cloche display. Thanks for joining the party. Great inspiration and eye candy. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful post and love the silver with the red.

podso said...

What a beautiful post and great sentiment. Lots to think about. Your cloche photos are beautiful. Have a good weekend.

Liz said...

Very pretty! And such great thought!

Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas!

~Liz

Shelia said...

I knew I could count on you for a most elegant cloche display - you didn't let me down! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tete said...

Great message and beautiful photos!

Amy Kinser said...

Contentment is so important. To be happy in our circumstances, surroundings, etc...

Beautiful..

Grannys Attic said...

Love your post just beautiful. Blessings, Vicky

Fish Tail Cottage said...

so pretty, i love how you stacked the silver like that...
~tracie

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love all your decorating. Happy Friday to you!

mo said...

Hi Jacqueline, Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom with us all during this busy time of year. Your photos are breathtaking. *hugs*

Susy said...

Visiting you is like having a cup of tea. Have I told you that before? Your contentment flows from every post.

Brenda Kula said...

I have that same luxury. Christmas for me is not the day itself. It's the whole month of decorating and putting out displays and making things. By the time the day actually arrives, I'm worn out!
Brenda

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Jacqueline, I hadn't stopped by in awhile, but when I did this morning, your last several posts were like a breath of fresh air! So beautiful and calming during this "remember to slow down and refocus" time of year. So elegant and gracious. Thanks for sharing and for getting my day off to a wonderful start! My best to you and yours during this holy season.

Mary said...

What a wonderful sentiment, taking Christmas a little at a time. If only I could drift into the holidays :-)

Lavender Cottage said...

An elegant post and I liked the layering of silver under your cloche.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

True. People should be loving and giving year round, not just because the calendar says we should. Thanks for the message. Your decorations are very lovely as well. The silver and red with the glass makes for a stunning presentation.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your cloche vignette is an inspiration. So is the poetry. Thanks so much for sharing!

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