take heart

Maintaining a sense of spontaneity can be challenging—at least for me. My “fruitful” intentions will evidently take some time to mature. Consequently, my chosen mantra for this holiday season is “take heart.”

Since last Thursday, our holiday plans have morphed more times than I dare count. We had anticipated Plan A and Plan B, just not C, D, E, F, and G. So last night, I found myself silently murmuring, “take heart.”

Maybe I crafted these holiday napkin rings and ornaments to serve as a physical reminder of this idiom. They were made from  bits and pieces I’ve scavenged and saved over the years- some are precious, some are not. Many are connected to a family time or tale.

It’s a “transition” year (at least that’s what I'm telling myself); and I must remember it’s not the first, nor will it be the last. I must “take heart”. I must have faith in what has been and what will be.

This is how I must tend my orchard.

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