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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Peony Power!

I wait all year for these beauties to bloom -- and they're finally here -- like fireworks in my garden!

At the top

I'm actually terrified in this picture -- the Ferris Wheel was spinning at an alarming speed (aren't they supposed to meander not hurtle?) and the seat was rickety and small and it was SO HIGH...but I'm smiling because my husband is next to me, and somehow made me laugh at my fear.  Now that's love:)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Late night musings

Just as there would be no rainbows without clouds, there would be no miracles without difficulty and trouble.   Miracles are the glory that appears when light blazes into the darkness and transforms it into something beautiful.


Kind gestures

It is amazing to experience the grace of a small thoughtfulness.  After some trying days, a gift certificate to pamper myself with a mani/pedi showed up in my email from a good friend and it was like a warm hug wrapped around my heart.  I am thankful for the encouragement of kind gestures at just the right time.

Friday, May 4, 2012

A smile wrapped in fur:)

My parents just got a new puppy named Wookie and no matter how rainy it is outside, or how crabby I am inside, one look at that face and I can't help but giggle.  Thank God for puppies, they are little packets of happiness:)