Sorry I’ve been so cryptic lately. I’ve been sort of down but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, right? The truth is that I’ve been experiencing some terribly sad times with the health and welfare of loved ones. A beloved co-worker stopped by my desk yesterday and said, “You don’t smile nearly as much as you used to.”
Things make me smile all day long, though. Beauty does. Children do also, with their innocence and sweetness and I’m blessed to work where I do because whenever I need a dose of cheer, I merely have to leave my desk and walk down the halls. Instant smiles ~
This is the scene that greeted me when I arrived home from work yesterday. I was smiling the whole way home and not only because it was Friday. The setting sun was making everything glow and everywhere I looked there was a beautiful scene to fill my soul with cheer. I captured this photo, and all the photos on this post, with my cell phone – shooting through the window of the car.
If I had won the Powerball this week, I would have bought this place and begun work to restore it to its former beauty.
It would scare me to win that much money, though.
But I think I could get over my fear.
This morning, I got up early due to an appointment at Honda service for our beloved Element which we hardly drive anymore. Our son uses it occasionally and it was time to have it winterized and have a few issues addressed.
I shot these last two photos while the sun was coming up during my drive.
As I write this, I’m sitting in the waiting room. I think I’ll stop at my favorite store on the way home because they’ll have their holiday displays going on. Maybe that will help get me in the right frame of mind. (And maybe I’ll buy a little something).
In the meantime, here’s one of my favorite holiday tunes.
Have you begun listening to holiday music yet? I started this week with a CD I’ll share with you here. I love the sweet sound of the harp, and bought this one from the Isabella catalog recently.
Not for everyone, but it quiets my mind.
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Enjoy your weekend, my friends ~
I feel better already just talking with you all.