I hope this finds you well. It seems the world can change these days in a heartbeat today, making living in the moment more important than ever. The media may try to predict the future, but in this uncharted territory. The only option we have is to take things as they come. It seems we may need to turn inward for a while to preserve not only our health but also our sanity. There is definitely no better time than the present to celebrate the importance of hearth and home.
Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. How are you today? I’m always here with a listening ear, so please do feel free to comment on this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Community and living in the moment have never been more important than it is now, and I hope that all of us in the Hearth and Soul Community can be a virtual support to each other through this crisis.
Whether your blog posts are old or new, as long as they are about things that feed the soul, they are welcome here at The Hearth and Soul Link Party. Things that feed the soul may include (but are not limited to) recipes, decorating, crafts, family, home, DIY, organization, travel, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
Last week we enjoyed celebrating my husband’s birthday and our 29th wedding anniversary with our son and his partner. We had such a lovely time together.
We had a fun day out in our family’s vintage cars and rounded out the day with wonderful dinner at our favourite local Italian restaurant, Nino’s Trattoria Italiana in Pangbourne.
I also attended a wonderful networking lunch with my local Athena group. There was an excellent presentation by Suzanne Mountain, of The Business Confidence Cafe. This will be the last ‘in real life’ networking meeting for me for a while as we practice living in the moment and ride out the storm that is COVID-19. Thank goodness for technology!
On The Blog
I really hope we can all be a support to one another at this time, and in view of this I’ve written a couple of pieces I hope you will find helpful.
How To Thrive in Difficult Times features ideas to help you nourish and nurture body and soul.
And should you be caught up and need to spend more time at home, Things To Do When You Are Stuck At Home offers some suggestions that I hope you will look forward to. It also offers different ways to socialise using the technology available to us.
Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? I have fond memories of celebrations with my parents when I was little, as well as visits from ‘the leprauchans’ who left me little presents.
These delicious Chocolate Mint Brownies are a great way to celebrate too. I also share why I’m a little bit Irish every day in this post with the story of my very brave paternal Grandma, Mary.
Thank you to you all for visiting and sharing.
Living in the Moment Features
This week’s living in the moment featured posts include (from top left, clockwise):-
Take a virtual visit to Barb of French Ethereal’s neck of the woods with a visit to Emporium 1905, a treasure trove of all kinds of vintage gorgeousness.
Whatever your faith, I think we can all agree that it is important to gather together as a family for dinner whenever we can, especially in times like these. Angie of Keeping the Tie That Binds shares encouraging ideas around The Importance of Family Dinner Time as well as ideas to help you make it happen.
At times like these, feeling a connection to our families in the past with old fashioned recipes can actually help us live in the moment, especially if it’s an uncomfortable moment as it appears to be right now. Melynda of Scratch Made Food For Hungry People shares her Mom’s Pineapple Raisin Sauce for Ham, a store cupboard sauce that sounds absolutely delicious.
I think we are all going to need the hope that Easter brings to help us live in the moment right now, and Marilyn of Marilyn’s Treats has a beautiful Easter Egg Bread Ring to help us celebrate the season.
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