This morning as I sit down to write, after crawling out of my warm cozy bed, my feet begin to get cold followed by my shoulders feeling the chill. As I go to put on my bathrobe, I contemplate turning the heat on, although knowing it’s not an option. The house is warmly set at a comfortable 68 degrees. Yet, with the cold winter temps slowly making their presence known in NH, the outdoor temps can make even the comfortable warmth of one’s home, seem a little chilly. Even in the morning hours, an extra layer of warmth is essential to maintaining a comfortable body temperature, while preparing for one’s day.
Yet, as I put on my robe, although probably five years old and nothing fancy, I find myself so thankful that I have something so soft and comfortable to wear this morning. I add my slippers to the mix and I am now able to enjoy my prayer time, breakfast and my ability to reflect.
There’s much to be said when we find comfort in our surroundings, food on our table, and love within our home. It’s not something to take for granted, as it is something that can so easily be taken away, by any unfortunate event. My home might be small, but it’s a home filled with love and warmth.
Be warmed from within your heart,
“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart”
~ Eskimo Proverb ~