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stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.
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Monday, December 30, 2019

~ Scraps ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk ~
... are you ready for a clean slate? 

~ tomorrow is New Year's Eve.
... have you been thinking about the past year 
and what you would like to change for yourself in the upcoming new one?

I will be changing many things:

The way I react to things not under my control ~
 letting the Universe instead work on my behalf 
and always trusting that it knows me well enough to take the best care of me.

How I perceive my surroundings... 
how when something may look right to my eyes, 
but shows very differently to my heart & soul.

Who and what just doesn't fit in my wheelhouse any longer ~ 
that may sound harsh, but we all have our very own memories 
of events and of people ~ some that we will cherish,
 and some that just need to be let go for the betterment of all.

and It's ok to feel that way ~
 for the health of our minds, bodies, spirits and souls.



2020.
two thousand and twenty.
twenty-twenty.

it's a good number me thinks!
it's rounded out and sturdy ~ equal and balanced.



I will take all of the leftover scraps of 2019
and make something beautiful from them!!

~ scraps from both the good and the
bad things that have occurred this past year.



 I will imbue new life into them,
I will add hope, light & love 
...and forgiveness.




most of my scraps will be mended and stitched together tightly with love ~
... while others will be discarded ~ 
but thanked first for their use and the lessons I have gleaned from them.

~ some scraps will even become the stuffing for new projects! ~
filling my new year with fondness and healthy reflection.


 threadbare.
tattered.
frayed.
worthy and beautiful still....


I'm binding last year's scraps together with resilience ~
the strength of love from family and friends will never be torn or ripped apart.

~ forgiving the weaker portions of last year's seams
 and repairing what can be salvaged
but knowing what cannot be repaired will be simply left to fade away.




sturdy.
clean.
fresh.
new...


I'll add new scraps to my basket in 2020 ~ 
... filling it once again with colors and textures of my life.

always remembering that each tiny remnant 
was in my life for a purpose or greater truth...
and that lesson itself will bring me so much more peace than last year.


may the New Year for you
be filled to overflowing
with love,
 light 
prosperity
good health
positivity
 



~ and those who love you the very most.


Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

18 comments:

  1. -happy sigh- What a lovely post... Thank you.

    Many things you say, resonate with me. I'm not one to make Resolutions. But that is no reason, to not contemplate a bit. And with luck, to find some gentle plans, for this brand New Year.

    Again, thank you.

    Gentle hugs...

    🌲 🏡 🌲

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    1. Hi and thank you for visiting! Happy New Year Wishes to you my friend!
      ~ Lori

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  2. Letting go and pressing forward! Love it and a very happy 2020 to you and yours

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  3. What wonderful and wise comments on the start of a new year. Blessings and good health to you and those you love!

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  4. Your heartfelt words were perfect, touched my heart. Blessings to you and yours in the New Year .

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  5. Beautiful sentiment's. Happy New Year

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  6. Your comments were so meaningful. I need to do this too. Thank you for an uplifting post !

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  7. Lovely words...wishing you and yours a grand 2020!
    Robyn

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  8. My sweet kindred spirit, your thoughts on scraps could have been my own, I treasure every single fiber as my sewing room can testify! At my age, it has become a natural process of settling into my skin, into the walls around me and my little corner of the world with my neighbors near that we are so close to. Nothing brings me the same satisfaction of stitching on those scraps of linen, muslin, wool and cotton and seeing something come to life on it! Your designs, your life on the farm and family, all shared so freely and generously, always brings inspiration and joyful anticipation of the next project to all of us who love you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words my friend ~ they are music to my soul ~ Happy New Year!

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  9. What a special post ….you touched my heart too with many of your thoughts & feelings ….Hope you have a Wonderful ,Happy ,Healthy 2020 as well !!!! Can't wait to see what wonderful things you will be creating !!!!

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    1. Happy New year! thank you for being a frequent and welcomed visitor here ~
      <3

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