Life lessons

Rain or shine…I’m getting “stronger” every day!

Life quote

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts seen close up

3 gifts seen close up…

1. I’m thankful for the bees that get very close up and buzz about in my flowers

bee in the lavender

2. I’m thankful for the flowers too

rose

3. But most of all, I’m thankful for the moments when I can be close up and right next to my very best friend!

the two of us

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today.

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Wordless Wednesday: Reflections and shadows

A & A at the beach

And they’re off!

Finally!

Last year, around the time that I broke my arm, I came across this really cool blog called “Knitting Rays of Hope“.  I was so impressed by their commitment to reach out to others, and help children and babies who are battling the ravages of cancer, in a very practical way.

A soft hat.

I couldn’t wait until my arm healed, so that I could make some hats, and share in their efforts to help others.  I had never made these hats before, but they assured me that it was easy, and they even have some very helpful and handy tutorials on their blog site.

So….after several months of being in a cast, and recovery, my arm was feeling better, and I decided to give it a try!

It’s true! It’s easy, and fun!

I’m excited to announce that these “babies” are on their way today.  17 hats in different shapes and colors!

17 hats

It feels so good to help others. 🙂  Go ahead, check it out for yourself, and make a hat or two or three, and then pass them on to someone in need!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

A challenge indeed!

juxtaposition |ˌjəkstəpəˈziSHən| noun

“the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect: the juxtaposition of these two images.”

I barely can say the word, let alone find a photo that describes the word. I searched for a while, gave up for a while, and came back with one last attempt.

And this is what I came up with…ok, so there aren’t two images here, but there is certainly some contrast, as well as food for thought.

prayer

That’s my take on the challenge, if you’re interested to see how other people interpreted this challenge, check out this link!

It’s fun and interesting too!

Calmer days ahead

Once again, it’s that time of the year.  The time of year when football is finally over…at least for me anyway.

Whew! That was quite a season. Football and I, it seems as though we have a “love – hate” relationship.

Well, I’m not sure there’s a whole lot of love involved, but at times I do enjoy it. Most of the time, it just drives me crazy.  It stresses me out, and frustrates me, but for some silly reason, I keep coming back for more!

But now, it’s that glorious time of the year between football and baseball. The time for something a little less stressful, a little more relaxing.

It’s time for golf. That’s right, golf!

Everything that football is, golf is not.

Football is “GET LOUD“…golf is “Shhh…Quiet please”

Football is fast and furious…golf takes on a steady, methodical pace.

Football is rough and rowdy…golf is polite, often referred to as the “gentleman’s sport” (ladies too).

Football requires eyes on the game at all times…golf allows my eyes to close, my body to relax and drift off to a nice afternoon nap.

Yes, it is definitely time for something a little less stressful.

Something calming, something quiet.

It’s time for an afternoon nap, and some golf!

Thankful Thursday: A gift in sky, water, memory

A gift in the sky:

I’m thankful for the gift of airplanes…taking me to far away places, soaring high in the sky! (I’m also thankful that I don’t live in cold places like the one the airplane is flying over.) 🙂

in the sky

A gift in water:

I’m so very thankful that this bridge was built in the water, to go over the water to take me away to one of my favorite places…Coronado Island. A respite when my soul is weary.

Coronado Bridge

A gift of memory:

Oh, this is a hard one because I have so many good memories, and so many things to be thankful for.  But for this one, I’ll go back to a most recent memory… a memory I cherish and am so thankful that I was able to be a part of…this great memory when Grandpa shared his ice cream with our sweet little grandson.

A very precious gift…a very precious memory.

ice cream with Grandpa

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today.

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Wordless Wednesday: Sunshine!

San Diego winter

Counting the days

Yes!!

Spring training is right around the corner, and the count down is on!
baseball

P.S. It’s 74 days now! 🙂

Thankful Thursday: dusky light, surprising reflection, lovely shadow

Once again, it’s Thankful Thursday…and once again, I have so much to be thankful for!

Dusky light – I’m thankful for the opportunity to travel and explore. Admiring the beauty of nature in the dusky light, just before the sun sets for the day.

Washington DC

Surprising reflection – I’m thankful for new adventures with my best friend.  Seeing new things together, and enjoying life’s little surprises along the way.

our feet in the river

Lovely Shadow – I’m thankful for the time spent with my family…enjoying the fun moments, both in and out of the shadows!

family shadow

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today.

It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, 
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” 
~Henry Ward Beecher