Last month I told you about Jen Tulson's Sacred Invitation Deck -- a set of beautiful cards I won in a random drawing -- that I'm using as a tool in creating an "area of refuge" for myself.
The first card I chose was . . . savor. And the card did its magical work! Every time I glanced at it, I found myself thinking about simple things that I savored in my life (looking out the window at the snow, being able to throw a hand knit shawl over my legs when I was chilly, the smell of food cooking in the kitchen . . . that kind of thing).
I liked the savor card! It brought me comfort and a daily gentle reminder to notice the little things. I was in no hurry to switch it out with another. And so it remained, sitting on my desk (in a little stand-up card holder I had stashed away in my junk drawer) for nearly a month.
Until it wasn't.
Over the weekend, it must have fallen to the floor under my desk. And this pup . . .
normally so well-behaved - but with a strange penchant for cardstock (and only cardstock) that she finds lying on the floor - decided to, well . . . savor it herself!
I decided, then, that the time had come for me to choose another card!
But I'm gonna be honest here. When I saw my new card - adventure - I was disappointed.
In the middle of February?
I mean, seriously? Adventure . . . conjures excitement and new and plans and going somewhere. Not . . . exactly what my life looks like right now, y'know?
But I stuck the card in the little holder on my desk anyway. I'm going to live with it for awhile and see where it takes me.
You never know.