In the south, porches are a part of our culture. No matter the season, wrapped in a blanket with a cup of coffee in the winter or sipping something sweet and cold as we rock in the summer, we love our porch time. I sit here on my own porch with my computer in my lap or my journal writing down my thoughts. Sometimes I am just quietly rocking in my chair, listening to the waterfall in my fish pond. It’s peaceful and I am content. I think you have to search for peace and take the time to let it happen. Maybe that’s why I love my porch time so much. It allows me the time to just sit, ponder and reflect.
My sweet “daughter-in-love” Mary Catherine has an affinity for porches and porch sitting as well. Check out her blog called “porchesandpillowfights.com”. She, like myself, enjoys a good cup of morning coffee while sharing time with her preschooler on their porch.
Many times my best thinking happens on the porch. As I sit and look out into my yard at the world God has created, I just can’t help but be overwhelmed with gratefulness. The key here is the sitting and being quiet, not an easy task for most of us. I will admit that I was not good at it until I retired but I wish now I had taken more time to just stop, sit and relax. As the weather begins turning warmer, I encourage you to make the effort for a little “porch time”. Who knows what good thoughts you’ll think!
Blessings, Cindy J
2 thoughts on “* Porch Time”
Cindy, I just read your story on the CURE email I just got and I can’t believe how similar our stories are, so I had to write you. I love your poem and your blog which I just read. I was diagnosed on 12-11-2009, 57 yrs old, with Stage 2b triple negative breast cancer. Your poem really inspired me because I love the beach so much, as well. Be well and thank you!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked my poem and that it encouraged you. Writing the blog and going to the beach have been my saving graces. Take care!