Saturday, February 26, 2011

365 Days, Day 262

Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer (Barbara De Angelis)

Whether success or failure: the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention (May Sarton)

Day two with Chris was a visit to Hexton, a little village about 6 miles from Hitchin. We went to a delightful little village hall which house a permanent market, with a cornucopia of treasures. We went into the little tea shop leading off from the hall behind a heavy velvet curtain and ordered some soup for our lunch and went to browse the Aladdin’s cave. When our food was ready we were called to our table. After lunch we went back to share what we liked. I bought my dolls and Chris bought a ball of wool, a fleece jacket from the charity clothes section and a garden ornament. Back to the tea shop to share a slice of lemon sponge cake and a cuppa. All the tables were full so we were seated next to the roaring fireplace on two armchairs! Another little delight.

An added delight to a perfect day: was the sunshine!

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