Mr. Rogers said, "You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are."
The pink dog bed in the dining room is supposed to be Winnie's, but I find other animals in it from time to time. Ruby has to wad herself up really tight to fit into it.
"Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn't have to be a lonely kind of thing."
It's okay that other critters use Winnie's pink bed, because she has other snuggly spots to use.
Me: Alone time is essential to my well being. I find that I get a bit nuts when I've had too much 'togetherness'. Don't misunderstand ... I adore my husband, but he works from home and we are together almost 24/7, so it's important that each of us make time for ourselves. I garden or work on my latest project-du-jour ... he paints. Maintaining our individual interests is part of why we have been together so happily for over thirty years. (click the "My Husband's Art" link below to see some of his work from blog posts or click HERE to go to his web site.)
During the month of November, I plan to share wisdom from Mr. Rogers with you each day (from the book "The World According to Mr. Rogers") ... Mr. Rogers's words accompanied by everyday images from life here at Hartwood Manor ... this place that I am blessed to call HOME.