Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Somewhere that's Green

I'm thankful for the way the rain makes the hills around us look like Ireland...if you ignore all the houses crammed on the cliffsides and just look at the pretty green grassy parts. I like that they inspire my dreams...not the sleeping kind, but the dreams I dream when I'm awake. Like about the house I will have someday in the country surrounded by green as far as I can see, with flowers and fruit trees and maybe an old stone fence with a view completely unblemished by buildings. Dreams about the family I will have that will make that house a home and how we'll all watch the stars together from a secret spot we've found with the best view of the sky in the whole world and we'll tell stories about how the stars got up there and what they're doing and why they seem to blink and wink sometimes. I'll teach them about how to make little stone piles when you're hiking so you can always remember the way back, and to look out for poison ivy and it's uglier cousin poison oak, and about how you need to start with the kindling first to start a good fire and how s'mores taste best when there's four bars of Hershey's chocolate sandwiching the marshmallow. Yep, I'm thankful that a little rain and some green grass makes me think about all of that.
It also makes me think about how my time stuck in traffic will be doubled, but that's for another blog:)


  1. BLEP! Let's move to that house with its secret starry view right now...

  2. I'm with the green that pops out after an LA rain. I also dream of a country home with a flower box and gardens and a horse and some dogs and fields of wildflowers and maybe a covered bridge...

  3. I marvel at your glass half full mentality. I would just be ticked about the traffic. I feel like your evil twin brother;)


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