Monday, 22 June 2015
Small and Wonderful Things . . .
"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But who gets excited by a mere penny?...It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. what you see is what you get." ~Anne Dillard
A few of the small and wonderful things which bring untold joy into my life. It's the small things in life which truly mean the most. Simple abundance . . . it's the best.
Two pretty happy looking grandsons! That's wee Jacob and big brother Jon! They kind of look like they are up to some mischeviousness! I wonder what it was . . . it's nice to see Jon looking so happy. He's a very sensitive lad. I think he is a lot like his father. He's also very creative, like his mom. Jacob. He's a happy little fella and likes to be in on everything. At least that's what I can tell from all the facetimes we have had on the iPad. I haven't really had a lot of time to spend with them in person. I am so grateful for the marvels of modern technology which enable me to spend some time with them and which helps to turn me into a real person for them.
Rain and showers. We need them. We've had some pretty dry weather for May and now June. A part of the reason this country is so beautiful and green is the rain that we get. You notice it when we don't get much. It's showery this morning and the gardens will love it.
June roses. The garden smells magnificent at the moment! Everywhere you go . . . the scent of roses and honeysuckle assail you. Aside from being very beautiful to look at, their smell is gorgeous. Will I remember to candy some this year? I sure hope so.
And the lavender is breaking into bloom also! Yay!
It's this little monkey's birthday today. It is hard to believe that he is already two years old! Time sure flies. I hope that I don't have to wait too much longer before I get to meet him, but life is what it is! I will meet him eventually I am sure!
Happy Birthday Cameron! Grammy loves you!
Speaking of blooms . . . I discovered four of my favourite children's books with flowery covers this morning. All illustrated by Anna Bond. I wonder if I can get them over here. I loved all of these stories as a child, and I have loved them as an adult. These flowery covers just gave me another reason to love them. Perhaps I could collect them one at a time . . . we shall see.
Hurry up Strawberries and ripen! I wait all year to taste these lovely berries, fresh from the garden with the warmth of the sun still on their flesh. Nothing on earth tastes better. Nothing. I check them each day, just waiting . . .
Will it be this week?
Being able to go to church on Sunday and have my spiritual battery refreshed. We spend at the very least three hours at church on Sunday. Some people might think that a lot to give up on a Sunday morning. I don't. Partaking of the sacrament and renewing my Baptismal covenants . . . listening to the talks which are given, the lessons that are taught, sharing thoughts with like minded people, seeing my special friends. It's all good. Even if I don't always feel like going when I wake up in the morning, I am always, always glad that I did. There is no place I would rather be on a Sunday, then right there.
And that's my small and wonderfuls for this week. I hope that your week ahead is filled with a multitude of small and wonderful things!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
For each morning with it's light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emmerson
I'm sharing a tutorial on baking scones today in The English Kitchen.
I hope you have a wonderful week! Wherever you go and whatever you do, don't forget
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And I do too!!