Thursday, February 4, 2016

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day




Mercy, mercy, the days of February are already speeding by.

There's always so much to do and not enough time in any day to do half of the "to do" list.



I wonder if others experience this.

This has been the weirdest winter on record. 

Here in the part of Massachusetts where we live, we've had almost no snow!

Last winter we could barely dig out and got whammed with huge amounts of it.


Is this Mother Nature's way of giving us a break?



It's been quite overcast, though, and everyone here misses the sun.

Day after day of no sun tends to grate on one's psyche.

One solution to the perpetual grayness is to brighten one's space in any way possible.

Around here, it's to add color. 

 A pretty,colorful chicken and her rooster "lover"  make quite a few rays of sunshine in the kitchen on the table.


These colorful little friends came home with me a couple of years ago. 

There are absolutely no regrets over buying them and giving them a new home.

They sure brighten things up!

                                                              The end of the "tale."


WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE?
 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Rainbow Cross



Sometimes in life, one comes across an item that brings surprises as well as unprecedented joy.



One of these is a lovely glass cross found, at first, at Marshall's.  

Because I love crystal and glass "anything,"  it came home with me.



It found a place on the kitchen windowsill.

When the sun hits it, the entire room becomes filled with rainbows!


Can you imagine walking around in a room filled with rainbows?

They are little ones and can be found on the ceiling, walls, doors, appliances and floor!


Since that wonderful discovery, I've purchased "rainbow crosses" several times to give as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms and just about any other occasion calling for a special gift.

Found some of the glass crosses in Home Goods and T.J. Maxx, too!



WHAT IS ONE SERENDIPITOUS ITEM IN YOUR OWN PLACE?  TELL US ABOUT IT!


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Life is Precious and Fleeting


The faster the years go by, the more I have come to realize how precious each day of life really is.

We never know when our time here on earth will be up.

We have a tendency to think we have all the time in the world but we don't.

When we are young, we think we are invincible.


The older we get, however, the more we come to realize that every minute of life counts.

In 2015, I lost two very dear friends and to this moment, they are terribly missed.

Another dear friend who has been my penpal for more than 15 years suddenly lost her husband a few months ago.

Tragically, a couple of days ago, she lost her son.  


My heart goes out to her. I cannot even fathom the pain she is feeling.

So today, once again, I shout out that life is precious and very, very fleeting.

Live it to the fullest and appreciate each breath.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO APPRECIATE LIFE EVEN MORE THAN YOU ALREADY DO?


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