Monday, 7 September 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.
Late Summer Ice Creams shared with dad! Does anything taste better than a summer ice cream cone? I think not! I have fond memories of standing on a street corner across from the beach in Gimli Manitoba at the ice cream window of a small cafe waiting for a cone of rainbow ice cream which was being scooped. Every colour under the sun. It always looked huge to me. It was hard to get it eaten before it melted down your arm. Happy memories!
Rainbow tights. Love them!
I had a dream one night last week. I was cuddling him in my dream. I could feel him in my arms and nuzzle his little head. It felt real. I was there. I didn't want to wake up and find it wasn't really happening.
But I did. Sigh . . .
Serving with these amazing youngsters. From left to right, Sister Gregson, Elder Atkinson, Sister Walker. Never a dull moment!
Sister Barlow always makes me smile. She is a lovely, lovely girl. They all are!
They are just the greatest. (Sister Gregson, Elder Atkinson, Elder Singsam, Elder Thomas, Elder Dadds) We love these young people very much.
We love the older ones too. (Elder Dadds, Elder Johansen, Elder Thomas.)
Having a testimony and the courage to bear it in front of others.
This wonderful husband of mine. It's his birthday today. He is 77 years old. It's hard to believe. I keep telling him 80 is the new 60! We are going over to some friends for FHE later today. I will bake a cake to take along. I remember the first birthday of his we celebrated together (other than the one we met on). I had invited a bunch of people from church over and just after they started to arrive the power went out in the house, which seemed rather odd. Then about half an hour later I noticed water running down the walls in the hall. The woman that lived upstairs from us had gone out and her washing machine had malfunctioned and flooded her apartment and it was dripping into ours. It was about 2 days before we had power again. A birthday we will never forget!
I am off to the Dentist this morning for an extraction. I hope it all goes well. My mouth is still hurting from last week's filling. :-(
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
Sometimes I need only to stand
wherever I am to be blessed.
Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . Cabbage Soup with Cheese. Delicious!
I hope your day and week ahead is filled with a multitude of small and wonderful things. don't forget!!
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And I surely do too!