Wednesday, 13 January 2016

A little revolution in the heart...

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?
- John Steinbeck -

I suppose you could say its my least favourite season... the long, dark nights, the post-Christmas crash back down to earth, the icy cold wind and the extra ten minutes it takes to get everybody out of the house with enough layers on...

But this year, I'm determined to enjoy it. To appreciate the details of January and February... to spot things to be thankful for, even when I can't feel my fingers.

You see, I read a quote recently that said, 

"Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart" 
(Elizabeth Gilbert)

My heart says winter is dark, and dull, and frosty and cold.

So I created a little seasonal love in our home; celebrating all things wintery, and embracing the icy colours of this particularly bleak season.

And something I am discovering I love about this season is the morning light. It is icy, and cold, but utterly glorious. It breaks into dark winter mornings and throws its ice-cold brilliance over whatever it hits.

It is crisp and cold and beautiful.

And it reminds me to be thankful.

Even in this little season that I was never so fond of...

A little revolution in my heart...

"Be joyful always, pray continually...
give thanks for everything, for this is God's will 
for you who belong to Christ Jesus"
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - 
- The Bible -


  1. Aw your home is just gorgeous Claire, I love all your little trinkets. x

  2. We've been thinking along the same lines, Claire. I have a habit of sitting back and waiting for the spring in January and February but on Friday, I decided to have a bit of a pre-spring clean and sort out and embrace all things white and Wintery. I feel much better for it. More like I'm enjoying what I have as opposed to looking to March already x

  3. I love your little houses - just gorgeous!


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