Thursday, December 26, 2013

The View From the Bed

My favorite view in my home is the view from the bed.  Each night when I climb into bed to read for awhile before I sleep, I first stop and take in the view. 

The copper dry sink belonged to my grandmother, and when my step-father went into the assisted living Alzheimer's home, I brought this treasured piece of furniture home as it was too big for his room.

When I take in the view, I see all of the things I treasure most.  Favorite pictures of family and friends from long ago who no longer exist in this physical world of ours.  Favorite books - the kind you recommend but do not lend.  Wonderful treasures made by treasured friends.  Somehow being surrounded by these things and seeing them before I sleep, comforts my soul.  It reminds me of how lucky I am - what a beautiful and good life God has given me.  It reminds me of who to pray for when I say my prayers. 

Why not make yourself a little comfort corner in your home - it can be a place of peace.  May you have many blessings in the new year.


  1. It looks like a wonderful space to relax and reflect. I make spots in certain areas so when I sit to relax I can see the things I love.


  2. Love your view. I am going to work on this for the new year. I have been wanting to spruce up our bedroom and now is the time. Happy Holidays.

  3. Thanks for this wondrfuĺ idea. Wish you a happy and healthy new year my friend' warmest greetings from France

  4. Oh, Jill... I love this! What a wonderful idea to see those things when you close or open your eyes.

    Happy New Year!



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  6. Jill, it's a lovely piece of furniture and how nice to see it last and first. Your step-father has been on my mind lately; how is he doing? The idea of a comfort corner is delightful.


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