Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Little Things...Spring





Spring arrived officially a couple of weeks ago and aside from the budding trees and bright daffodils you would not know it. The roller-coaster weather has made me stop and enjoy each sunny, warm day. On the days that it is warm and dry enough for a walk I find myself stopping to take in the the changes that sprout seemingly overnight, the variegated patterns of pink blossoms on the cherry trees, the brightly colored tulips in my neighbors yard, first the purple and now the pinks, the forlicking baby bunnies and the plethora of birds at my feeder. This morning  I noticed the smooth beauty of the crepe myrtle tree trunks with the piles of bark littering the ground around them like curls of chocolate. 

Rather than complaining each morning about the cold and the damp I come home from yoga excited to sit another day for a bit before the fire with my pups, enjoying a cup of cocoa while checking my email. I relish these days as soon it will be hot and humid and I will be wishing for the cool crisp air of Fall. 






This past week my family lost a good friend of over 20 years, my husbands' coworker lost his battle with ALS and my 90 year old father in law lost his balance and fell through the glass shower. Thankfully he was not hurt too badly but each of these tragedies has caused me to pause and to take stock of life. I thank God each night for my health, my husband and my pups and that of my family and friends.  Life is precious and we need to take the time to enjoy our family and friends and to tell them how much we love them. 

These are the little things, some good, some sad this month. I hope that you take a minute to note the little things in your life, after all it is what life is all about. 

Have a great day. 



6 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss and also relieved that your father in law was not hurt badly. I think things like these always make us stop and take a good look at our own lives and realise how lucky we are. Thanks for the little reminder. xx

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  2. That is an excellent reminder. We have so much to appreciate in our lives. Like the crepe myrtle bark like curls of chocolate. I can picture it perfectly. Thank you for your words of beauty and wisdom. And good luck to your father-in-law.

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  3. I'm so sorry about your friend. ALS is a terrible disease. Still not really all spring weather here either. Very warm today and then the temps will plummet over the weekend.
    Brenda

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  4. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry and it's such a great reminder to us all. Thinking of you, my friend! xoxo

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  5. Such a lovely reminder from your heart, Elizabeth, and it finds me at a perfect moment. There are always blessings to look to, and yes, if we don't slow down long enough to notice the paradise right under our noses, we will soon find ourselves dissatisfied and cynical. Peace to you, friend. xox

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