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Rekindle in the Inner Spirit

January 22, 2013

We are into Week #4 of LIFE’S simple pleasures!  This week I thought I’d share my thoughts on a Fire Place.

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A few friends responding to my request sent me ideas for their simple pleasures and I saw a few that listed having their feet up, a roaring fire and a good book was something that they really enjoy.

On a day when the sun is shining brightly, but the thermometer reads -1 degree, the ambience created by a relaxing fire sounds perfect, don’t you think?

Every home that my husband and I have owned, has had a fire-place.  I must admit, it was never a selling point to us, but at least once a year we try to create that warm homey feel by stoking a beautiful fire and going ‘ooh and aahh’ to the crackling and popping feelgood-ness!shop 013

I thought I would be at a loss to find something to write about for this week’s LIFE’S simple pleasure … but checking around, FIRE does give us life!

We have fire to heat our homes and to cook our food.  There is evidence that prehistoric man-made fires for their homes on all five continents.  From that, however, fire can be toxic in an enclosed home, so there was a great need to invent the chimney!fire2 002

Stay tuned to see if I can put a twist on fire to be part of my creative greetings!!

**three different fireplaces I observed in as many days, can you tell which one is in my home? ***

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should be thankful for people who rekindle the inner spirit ~ Albert Schweitzer

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