As I cycled through the neighbourhood next to mine, I noticed that, although the houses all looked similar, what was on the front porch was uniquely individual. I wondered what that said about the people living there. 😀
There was obviously an avid gardener in the home adorned with colourful potted plants. The flowers were thriving despite the heat wave so someone must have been tending to them with care. I figured there was a grandchild lurking in the background at the home with a ceramic bunny. The statue of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus at the next house may have been up since Christmas, but maybe they have a welcoming “we have room at the inn” mindset. A few doors down, a cherry-red art deco star brightened up pale grey brick. The home of an extrovert, no doubt. One or two houses had a patio chair at the front door – I imagine to sit and watch the world go by, catching a bit of a breeze on the front porch.
What’s at my front door? Two wicker chairs – to invite the neighbours to stop by and chat – and a beautiful stained glass table that was a gift from my sister and brother-in-law. The table is so pretty and the perfect place to set down a plate of cookies and a glass of lemonade or a cup of tea.
One of the best things about owning a home is that you can put your own stamp on it. Isn’t it interesting how different that can be?
How about you – what’s on your front doorstep?
Love what you do and do what you love. Sounds perfectly reasonable, but chances are, you’ll find your passion in the last place you look . . .
Margo MacMillan finished medical school, but in the process, her self-confidence and self-esteem took a beating. So for the sake of self-preservation, she’s stepped away from medicine to re-group. In the meantime, painting soothes her soul and pays the bills.
Trace Bennett set his sights on a medical degree and has to prepare the perfect medical school application. His big plan is to paint his condo for a little feng shui divine luck. When Margo shows up to paint, he realizes he’s found exactly what he’s looking for. He just has to convince Margo to share more than the art of medicine.
She’s got it. He wants it. It’s Perfectly Reasonable.
Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories 😀 ). She hangs out at http://www.lindaoconnor.net.
Laugh every day. Love every minute.