Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Every Second Is Precious!: For Dayle's Simple Pleasures Party



This week's Simple Pleasure, a handmade wooden Snowman, evokes a lot of emotion. Here's why:

The wooden Snowman with the happy face makes me sad.

Attached to him is a priceless recipe for love that, if followed, has the capability of changing lives.

A dear person  who is an incredibly talented artist gifted me with Mr. Snowman a few years ago.  It's signed from her and her husband. That's where my sadness originates. That beloved man lost a valiant fight for life in February of this year. He died very young from pancreatic cancer. 






The Snowman will continue to decorate our kitchen for he is now a testimony to the preciousness of life.
We cannot take for granted even one second of any day. So, in addition to Mr. Snowman, each moment of life, itself, is a Simple Pleasure. Every moment we are alive is also a treasure!





Here is Snowman's recipe for love that is attached to a recipe card:

            2 hearts full of love
            2 armsful of gentleness
            2 cups of friendship
            2 cups of joy
            2 big hearts full of forgiveness
            2 minds full of tenderness

Stir daily with happiness, humor, and patience. Serve with warmth, compassion, respect, and loyalty.


HAVE YOU HUGGED SOMEONE YOU LOVE TODAY?

Now be sure to hop on over to Dayle's blog, A Collection of This and That, http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/  and check out all the other Simple Pleasures. Her blog button is in the sidebar, too!


21 comments:

Jen said...

oh. wow. I'm so sorry for your loss and I, too, after having lost my dear grandmother in April can feel a similar sadness. You are right...every moment is precious.

Suzann said...

Thank you Susan,
I love the Snowman recipe thank you for sharing!!

Suzann

Chatty Crone said...

That snowman will always remind you of him and to live each day to the fullest. I got to see my GS on Skype today - a virtual hug,

sandie

Angel said...

This is so true. Thank you for the reminder. We can never forget how precious a gift we have in each moment of life God gives us. Bless you!

diane stetson said...

Love this post Susan...thanks to Barb too! What a cute snowman!

Ms.Daisy said...

Susan,
So true. Yes, every moment is precious and we sometimes take it all for granted. A lovely tribute to a special friend.


~Jean

Sue said...

How often we take each other for granted. Your post is a timely reminder to actually stop and think of others.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Susan you are so right! Life is very precious indeed. May the Lord heal your pain and bring the smile back to your heart when you remember your dear friend. blessings..Trish

Anonymous said...

What a precious little fellow. I still smile when I see him because it reminds me of how much pleasure I have derived in the past making things for others. Yes my partner is no longer physically present to me, but the recipe for love shared with every other person in life would bring much happiness to my little corner of the world if I did those things the recipe says to do. Thanks for a lovely memory. :)bb xo

Gypsy Purple said...

This is soooo lovely!!!

Mave said...

Yes, Life is so precious and we so often take it for granted, and take others for granted too.Thank you for the encouragement from a 'wooden snowman'.

Linda O'Connell said...

This is certainly a recipe for any relationship. Cute little snowman too.

Bookie said...

Sad and happening so many times everywhere now it seems....Christmas seems to heighten loss and the memory of loss, no matter how long ago the loss occured.

sarah said...

this is a good reminder that all we have is today...what a great memory though to hold in your heart....

Claus said...

I have! after all that went through last week (my SIL's mom passed away unexpectedly) I am living each day to the fullest, trying to overcome the bad moments the best I can, and hugging all those that mean the world to me, and telling them how much I love them. Life is so short!!
hugs your way!
have a wonderful day :o)

Kay K said...

Life ~~~~truly precious !!!
Love the snowman and reciepe
Thanks for sharing and remember the happy times with this family !!!

Dayle said...

Dear Susan, this made me cry. I've been a bit of a cry-baby lately anyway, but this really touched my heart. Life is so fragile, so precious, and the snowman is really a testament to that, in more ways than one. Thanks for linking up to Simple Pleasures. I'm late getting by to see everyone, but am looking forward to it.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry that you lost a friend to that monster, cancer. I think the Snowman is wonderful and what a wonderful way to remember him.

*CREATIVE CARMELINA* said...

Oh SUSAN! How precious was this post. I am so enamoured by your delicate, yet powerful writing style..always a pleasure to read you!

life is precious..and you are so sweet to treasure such a darling gift...
thanks for sharing.

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Susan said...

Life is very very precious!! The wooden snowman with the recipe is so cute!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

What a sweet post. Yes life is precious and each day is a gift.I pray the Lord eases your pain.
Blessings, Annette

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