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On Saturday, they emailed a poem that really bothers me. I will post the link so you can read it. I hope you will because I want to know what others think. I posted it on my Facebook wall and nobody has even responded by the time I am writing this post.
What do you think? Is that not the SADDEST thing? What in the world are we doing to our future?
Yeah, call me Debbie Downer to start off Monday like this.
But here’s a cheery thought. My daughter is getting married at the end of the week! Let’s hear some applause, please! It’s been two years of Covid, as you well know, and finally they are holding their wedding. It will be much smaller than previously fantasized (by the couple), but more intimate–and hopefully lots of fun. The gardener and I are both going to walk daughter down the aisle. Hope I don’t step on that long train!
My daughter isn’t a pink and glittery type, but she picked out a very Disney princess-style wedding gown, surprising me speechless. And to keep her company, I am wearing a ball gown (with black boots ;)).
Please help us in hoping for the best this weekend!
Blogger Theresa Barker has been posting about what she sees when she looks up (and down a bit, too). We were chatting about not noticing some things that we pass regularly and how we tend to miss seeing the same things over and over. I commented that I want to pay more attention to what is up and down and in the gaps.
That made me think of those things that I actually do see over and over and continue to appreciate. These are the things we miss when they go away.
For years I’ve been passing a house with a big cactus out in the big front lawn. It might be an organ pipe cactus. In the Sonoran Desert where we live, it can sometimes freeze at night in the winter. We usually get warnings, and then we have to cover all our flowers, flowering bushes, and cacti with sheets or other covers. Because this cactus is so large and has so many stems, there are many tips that can freeze. When I first saw this cactus it was in the winter, and each tip was covered with a styrofoam cup, which is the usual remedy.
Then the owners decided to put Santa hats on the tips, and my life was enriched. I love driving past the cactus that has been transformed into many little Santas. My face opens into a big grin.
Last year the house was vacant and being remodeled. I was worried that with a new owner, the Santa hats would be gone. It’s funny how empty I felt when I would drive past the house, thinking it was the end of an era.
But then last week the hats were back. Actually, these are new hats, not the same ones by the previous owner, and I like them even better.
I wonder if the owner realizes how happy people have been made with this simple and whimsical twist on a necessity.
Is there something that you have no control over that you see every week or every day that makes you happy? Something very small that seems to make life a little better.