My husband and I decided to get our joint Christmas gift early this year. We gifted ourselves a chiminea. Sitting on the back deck last night under the Harvest moon, we enjoyed our first fire in the new chiminea.
There is something so relaxing and rewarding about just sitting and watching the flames dance in the dark. It is made all the more perfect by sharing that space with the one I love. And even as the clouds moved in to block the moon, the evening was perfect.
I'm so grateful for these relaxing moments. I'm grateful for a gift that allows us to unwind and spend quality time together. I'm grateful for the effort we put in two years ago to build our large and comfortable deck. And I'm so grateful to be enjoying these beautiful evenings with the new chiminea. I'm grateful for the Autumn weather that is on its way and the evening previews we have gotten so far. I'm grateful for these moments that allow me to pause and cherish the perfection of a simple life.
What is your favorite symbolism with fire? When was the last time you watched the flames dance?
May today remind us to balance action and rest. May we find passion both in doing and in being. Have a beautiful day!