Self-sufficiency in any degree feels good, don’t you agree? … and besides, the green beans and tomatoes from my own garden just plain taste better. I love the feeling of knowing I grew something or made something myself… whether it’s a flower, a green bean, a quilt, or, for that matter, even a book!
Right now, late September, is the season when, in years past, I would have been quite happily canning pears and peaches and filling up my panty and garage shelves with lovely jars of nummy fruit for the winter months.
Alas, not the case this year (or last year, for that matter). Sigh. A season for everything. And this particular season (of my life), my harvest is more books than produce. Not quite as nummy. But equally satisfying, I suppose–in an odd way–when I see said books all stacked up and know they are a “fruit” of my labors. In a way, they feed other people. As my 14-year old says, “Books are candy for the soul.” (The librarian overheard her saying that and posted it on the wall of the school library.)
So I guess that’s my contentment advice for the day: Every season has its own harvest. Can’t moan that this season is different or worse than another. Just different fruit.
My blog slogan is “Who Says You Can’t Have It All?” I still stand on that principle. I just don’t try to do it all in one day (anymore). Or in one season. 🙂
What is the “fruit” of YOUR labor in this season? I would love to hear what you’re doing that may be different than what you’ve done in other seasons of your life!