I love questions. And without a doubt, my favorite has to be “Are you in love?” With the misery of world affairs, the price of gas, and the constant striving to keep a roof over our heads and our tummies full. It may seem like a frivolous question.
Peonies are a ravishing flower. R-A-V-I-S-H-I-N-G! My first encounter with this luscious, sexy flower was one hot, miserable day on 42nd Street in New York City (NYC). Too much concrete and asphalt. Too much sun. Too many cars and honking horns. Too many people. Too much everything.
I want you to meet a very important man in my life. From the first few measures, before he even uttered a single word, I knew, I knew, that this was the beginning of a lifelong, beautiful love affair.
It’s hard getting older. It is harder still in a world that seems to only value those souls that are newly arrived or those that haven’t yet lost their sparkle of newness.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet. ~Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
Now, let me be frank. I’m no rose, so my name mispronounced ain’t sweet. Outside of my immediate family, one or two aunts, one uncle, and my true friends (a very small circle), no one pronounces my name correctly!
When the dog bites, when the bee stings, and I’m feeling sad. But it is absolutely stunning outside, I find myself the tallest, oldest, and greenest tree, I lie beneath it, I look up, and I bask in the wonder of dappled sunlight dancing playfully on my skin. And I imagine that God is sprinkling goodness down on me.
I found such distracting beauty in the twisty, gnarly branches blanketed in a patina of lichen.
A new year is almost upon us, so I think it is the proper time to decide what our value will be in the coming year and thereafter.
It is the day after Christmas. And I bet I can guess what most of you are up to. I hope those customer service return lines move swiftly. Anyhoo, wanted to leave you with something to ponder this weekend:
This is my very first post and I think it is a fitting one.
Frankly, it has always been a real struggle for me to stay positive. But this morning, I got to thinking hard about what I could be grateful for and decided to make it my job to have a change of attitude today!