Monday, 15 February 2016
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.
There used to be a pop song when I was a teen which went . . . I like dreaming, coz dreaming can make you mine. I have some pretty vivid dreams. For instance last night I had a baby, a car accident and witnessed a man beating up a cow . . . I was hollering at Todd to call the Police. And thats just the ones immediately prior to me waking up this morning. Whew! I was so glad to wake up and realize they were only dreams and not real! It was a pretty cute baby though . . . although in all honest now at the age of sixty, my baby taking care of days are over. That's what happens when you watch Call the Midwife just before bed!
I love our Sunday Night Dates with Call The Midwife. I hope this show never ends, although the reality is that one day it will, but we won't think about that! My great Grandmother Best was a Midwife up on the South Mountain back home, in Inglesville. I don't know how many babies she helped deliver, but it was probably more than a few. She was also a farmer's wife. I am pretty sure there was no glamour involved.
Two cheeky chappies blowing bubbles on a wintery Valentines Day. They are nicely bundled up and its a good thing as it looks very cold! Brrr . . . sunny though, and you can't beat that. Luke in the front and Gabe in the background. That is joy.
My middle son Doug and his wife Kayla, cutting it up for the camera on a Valentines day. Ohh to be so young again and have all of your lives in front of you. Sweet. They love each other. I love that.
All a mother wants is for her children to be happy and settled. One more to get married now . . . this July. Oh happy day . . . ☺
She still loves Squirrel. It gets a regular playing with, multiple times during the day. She would probably be afraid of a real one. She's brave from a distance, but if you get too close, she high-tails it into the house for re-enforcements!
A husband who loves me with all of his heart, and who isn't afraid to show me how much . . . even though I know at times I irritate him with my front seat back seat driving, lol. I think the good must far outweigh the bad. He's still here making me happy.
A God, Heavenly Father . . . who loves me even more than that. Incomprehensible.
And with that I will leave you with a thought for today . . .
"We cannot truly love God
if we do not love our fellow travelers
on this mortal journey.
Likewise, we cannot fully love our fellowmen
if we do not love God, the Father of us all."
~Thomas S Monson
My shingles are hurting again. I hope they aren't coming back . . .
In The English Kitchen today . . . Dill and Mustard Sauced Roasted Cabbage.
May the week ahead of you be filled with loads of small and wonderful things! Don't forget . . .
═══════════ ღೋƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒღೋ ═══════════ ⊰✿░G░O░D⊰✿⊰L░O░V░E░S⊰✿⊰░Y░O░U░⊰✿
═══════════ ღೋƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒღೋ ═══════════
And I do too!