Tender Heart

I have a tender heart these days. I’ve been reflecting on many things. I don’t want to compartmentalize myself, and miss the important connections in life. I want to gather it all together, the past, the present, and future, into my everyday moments, to linger in that continuity of hours, savoring all those seconds.

Keeping life in perspective is important. Perspective: meaning to take everything into account, creating a clearer picture of what we are seeing and experiencing. Living a fluid lifeline. I love that. I need that. A view that accounts for what has happened, what is happening now, and what may happen tomorrow. It gives me a steadiness and hope for all times. It’s Life, after all, and I want to live it to the fullest.


lvroftiques said...

How beautiful Nancy! Vanna

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Nancy, how true. Everything we have been, are and will become is part of the gift. Take it all in for we are forgiven, we are to be celebrated, and we are challenged to use WHO WE ARE to give God glory...lovely read my dear and I LOVE YOUR PICTURE...you still look like the homecoming princess from you know where! Anita

Ruben Rivera said...

You and I are on the same wave. I read this post and thought, "God, this is EXACTLY how I feel." This takes conscious, habitual effort, what you're describing, because our world has become precisely one of fragmentation and compartmentalization on a scale that's hard to imagine at any other time history.

I am trying to build new habits of virtue -- well really old habits of virtue that would be new if they became part of my being.

It takes conscious, consistent effort to see, take, understand, and learn from all of life in our life. I am tired of see only pieces. Like you, I need all of it.

Love to you et al

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CHOUETTE! SUPER! CHIC!!!! I will count you in on the Paris party. I KNOW your post will be MAGNIFIQUE ET CHARMANT!

BISES, Anita

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Beautifully said. Enjoy your journey with all your soul, with all your heart, and with all your mind.

Fay said...

Buongiorno Nancy how lovely to see your picture very very pretty indeed
and to read your thought s I agree
I always remember my old head masters words Work Hard and Play hard and you wont miss out on anything its true
Love fay xx

LiLi M. said...

Beautiful and so true Nancy. Warm wishes from afar, LiLi.

LW said...

Lovely sentiment…

Hope and heart are the two most important things in life...


Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Nancy you steal my heart with words to live by. I too feel as you, living life and walking right into it :)

Thank you for your visit, I want to tell you the piece behind the drop leaf it is French and is imported from France when I designed a very large estate model home I had a container shiped of great finds. This piece and a few others I kept for myself.

Here is what I had done with the piece...It was a bright over painted blue, ocean blue and I stripped it down with "easy strip" stripper, scraping it off and cleaning it with mild soap and water with fine steal wool leaving just the right hint of blue in the crevices and cracks that I so welcome.

I tehn clouded the edges with a soft gray paint like w white wash leaving the whole piece in the natural raw finish, you see wood was meant to breathe and it is doing just that.
Look way back in my older postings you will see that I have done just that to my kitchen dinning table.

be inspired and please share the outcome of your French piece.
Will see you over at Anita's Paris party May 28th and hopefully before.

Burlap Luxe said...

Ok girl I just found out by going and getting to know you better that you are anita's sister-in-law!!

I adore Anita, she is a force to recon with, an inspiration to all :)

I just cannot wait to see her room addition completed with her French inspired life!

June said...

It truly is the most joyous way to live live Nancy. I often wonder how long it would have taken me to learn this had I not had my great teacher (Landon) who lives his life in the slow lane everyday and never misses the joy of it.
I love your heart...bless it!
hugs from here-

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful words, Nancy. the picture is very sweet and soft, love it!

Have a loveliest of weekends x

Lori Garbarino said...

You have been on my mind alot lately, I love that you are posting pics of you, Your gorgeous!

I love seeing the world through your eyes, I wish I saw everything withthe beauty that you do, I've said it before, You inspire me!

Thank you


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Nancy!

Just checking in to see if you are still posting on Saturday for the Paris link party; you are the first one on my list and I just want to make sure you are still participating. As of now, I have around 55 participants! Let me know..Anita

Marysol said...

Nancy, your words are as sweet as the picture.
We share very similar views on life. Only difference is, you are able to put it into words that feed our very soul, whereas I simply reach for chocolate :)

I'm beyond help.

atelier de campagne said...

Hi Nancy, it was so nice meeting you and chatting a bit at Chateau Sonoma.
You have a beautiful blog and I love your writing.

Thank you for your inspiration!


Christie said...

such beauty in the photos and your words.
I have had my devotional for the morning.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful pictures!!
Your paper shoes are incredible!!!
Have a happy new week xx

The Rose Room said...

beautiful! Rachaelxo

rochambeau said...

Your words are well put Nancy! You have your heart and mind in the right place~
Yes indeed!!