I have received a great lesson in the last couple of days, as I have discovered repeatedly that I have exactly what I need.
I am still getting settled in my house and put a bunch of pots around an area where I'm creating a "moment" -- a lovely little spot to view from afar that will just make me happy. I thought I needed to get about 10 plants to fill up the arrangement of pots. But, because I didn't have the energy to get to the Farmer's Market this weekend, and I decided at 8 p.m. last night that I wanted to get it done, I found that I had exactly what I needed in terms of plants for the pots. I had plants that were too big for their pots. I had plants sitting around here and there that were just waiting for my attention. In 15 minutes of pillaging and re-purposing, I made a beautiful arrangement of potted plants.
I finally decided to put art up on the walls yesterday also. I was waiting to finish configuring my rooms, but decided I was putting way too much focus on what a few inappropriate nail holes would do to the house! My God, Bridget, get your priorities straight!
Usually I like to have a second opinion when hanging art, but I just went for it, and while I imagine things will change over time, I am very happy with my results and because I was in the flow of things I was able to hit the mark on my first nail hammering. All are hung in the perfect spot! And, boy do I feel more settled with the art up.
I thought what I had wouldn't be right for this space, but again, I have exactly what I need for this space.
I tend to think "I want this, I want that...more, more...I want more!" I really am so much more content when I live with what I have. Not that I haven't bought new things for the new space -- new lovely mid-century furniture to match the house from an estate sale that fits the space perfectly -- but overall I have exactly what I need.
Whole and complete as we are....just as we are.