Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Quest for Peace


Looking back over your life, have you had many quests?

Right now, as I enter what is probably the last part of my earthly life, my quest is for peace.

I don't want just plain, ordinary, relaxing peace.  


What I have in mind is deep, soul-stirring peace.

Some of the ways to do this are to meditate, pray, help others, concentrate on Almighty God,  and be out in nature.

 This life is so precious. 

We have been given so much eye-popping beauty.

I want to cherish it all and appreciate every moment of life.


Hubs is a wonderful companion, accompanying me on walks to places such as the one pictured in this post. 

It's a walking trail by the side of a truly picturesque, beautiful lake in Western Massachusetts.

                              (See the walking trail above?  Look at the gorgeous setting by the side of the lake.)

We look over our long life together, talk about so many things, and, of course, pray to the Creator of such majestic vistas. 

It's all contributing to my quest.

WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR OWN QUESTS IN LIFE?


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Flowers, Flowers, in the Garden? No, on the Wall


Once before on this blog, we shared a particularly beautiful floral wall arrangement.

You can read a previous post here:  

It's housed in an ornate, very Victorian-looking umbrella holder.


However, it bears repeating because it's so lovely.



I admire it every time I go into the dining room.

A long-time high school friend, Patti, made it for me.


She's extremely artistic and can create beauty out of nothing!  




Not everyone can do that.

So just enjoy the dining room wall decor through the photographs in this post.


DO SOME OBJECTS IN YOUR HOME REMIND YOU OF DEAR FRIENDS?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Goodwill Goodies


Hello Dear Blog Peeps:

Want to see two new out-of-town  Goodwill goodies I got on a recent sojourn to that thrift store?

Oh, I love both of them.

Now stained glass has always been appealing.


The hanging square piece with a pink border is a winner.

Inside, there are dried flowers.  Love it!


Then, the pink covered glass container is the kind of decor that makes the heart go pitter patter just a little bit faster than usual.

There are no markings on it so I doubt it has much value but it sure is pretty.



Maybe it came from a Victorian mansion.  It definitely looks old.

Both of these new pieces go along with the philosophy of surrounding one's self with things of beauty.  



It's one bit of advice that bears following.

DO YOU LIKE TO SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BEAUTY?


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