The little things in life

“Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.” (Author unknown)

Monarchs!

I cannot remember when I’ve seen so many Monarch butterflies in our garden.  It’s been several years since our Buddleia, also known as Butterfly Bush, hosted so many Monarchs. I got a little carried away trying to photograph them… “…Happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon…

Fabulous Friday: Sweetshrub and happiness

Sweetshrub always made me happy when I was a child.  I loved the spicy scent and the color of the blooms. We have two sweetshrub bushes in our garden and they’re blooming now.   Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. (Omar Khayyam) HAPPINESS IS CONTAGIOUS!  LET’S INFECT ONE ANOTHER! Linked to…

A New Center of Gravity: A Walmart Sunset #4

  Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.   (Oprah Winfrey) (I had stopped by our local Walmart on the way home from the hospital to pick up a few things for my husband.  He was at that…

Fear Not the Thorns: A Walmart Sunset #3

  March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path. (Khalil Gibran) (I had stopped by our local Walmart on the way home from the hospital to pick up a few things for my husband.  He was…

One Step at a Time: A Walmart Sunset #2

I had stopped by our local Walmart on the way home from the hospital to pick up a few things for my husband.  He was at that moment in a hospital bed suffering from a major stroke, and I was exhausted and fearful.  Coming out into the Walmart parking lot, I witnessed a magnificent sunset […]

The Little Things: A Walmart Sunset #1

I had stopped by our local Walmart on the way home from the hospital to pick up a few things for my husband.  He was at that moment in a hospital bed suffering from a major stroke, and I was exhausted and fearful.  Coming out into the Walmart parking lot, I witnessed a magnificent sunset…

Trying to get back

I’ve been away and have missed blogging and reading the posts of the bloggers I follow.  It’s been over 3 weeks since my last post when I asked for prayers and good thoughts because my husband had just suffered a major stroke. He is back home now after being hospitalized and treated by neurologists, gastroenterologists,…

I’d Rather Be Happy!

I was thinking today about how wonderful the WordPress community has been during my almost-four-years of blogging.  When there are so many negative sentiments, even hateful and bigoted sentiments, expressed on social media today it is refreshing to read positive, uplifting, and beautiful posts by the bloggers I follow.  And readers who comment on my posts are always complimentary,…

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Happy

Happy smiles on happy faces.  And these folks make me happy: grandson Ben, daughter K., and husband B.  We’re looking forward to Ben’s full recovery from his brain surgeries and resulting headaches so that, once again, he can smile like this all the time. Because all of us really would rather be happy… I’d Rather Be…