Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Look for the Little Things


Surrounding us everywhere are incredible gifts of beauty.



This entire week, as previously mentioned, we are entertaining special guests.



The bittersweet aspect of doing this is one never knows if it's the last time one will spend time with loved ones. 


This is especially true if they are elderly, which is the case here.



So it's imperative to savor every second----to let irritations and disappointments roll off us like slippery butter.

So much to do, not enough time in life to do it all----that's the harsh reality of life.

Among the "little things" that brought a smile to my lips on

Tuesday was seeing all kinds of  flowers in this post in the little western Massachusetts town of Stockbridge.



The blooms in store window boxes couldn't make a sound but their beauty provided a chorus of pleasure!

WHAT IS ONE LITTLE THING YOU'VE SEEN TODAY THAT MADE YOU SMILE?

15 comments:

Hindustanka said...

hi, Susan!seeing so many beautiful flowers in the morning made me smile :) Lovely vibrant colors!
I am on vacations now so sorry for not visiting your blog, which I miss a lot. I will be back to my routine soon... though not sure I want to.
Have a wonderful day ahead!Anna

Lady Linda said...

Such pretty flower shots! You always give me so much to think about...great post.
Love,
Linda

Ruth Kelly said...

Those delightful pictures of the flowers made me smile. Thanks.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I agree with your thoughts. We have to enjoy every moment and the good times. Beautiful flowers with vibrant colors. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Hello dear friend--you're absolutely right about cherishing every little moment and taking the time to appreciate what is right in front of us. XOXO

diane.stetson said...

Saw a video of my grandson dancing and it brought tears to my eyes..he is so adorable. I'm so glad I'm still alive to see my grandchildren and their escapades! They always bring a smile to my face.

Nellie said...

Today - on Wednesday - I have been to our church and smiled at all the hustle and bustle going on there! From roofing to setting up for a block party later today to installing new playground equipment for the preschool, it was a veritable beehive - and that doesn't include what was going on INSIDE the church!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

It is definitely marvelous to look for the little things! These flowers are so sweet! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

marianne said...

Yes, life can be bittersweet at times; especially as we grow older. Forgive and forget seems to come a little easier.

Your pictures of the delightful flowers in the old town of Stockbridge are a delight. It is such a pretty town.

Our little puppy, altho quite energetic, brings us many smiles and laughter from sun up to son down.

Enjoy the remainder of your visit with your dear ones.

Debbie Mitchell said...

The flowers are so beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

I bet it was like a little piece of Heaven on earth. I know how you love flowers and I do too.

How nice of you to show your family such a great time! And that you are enjoying them.

I went shopping at Kroger and ran into a friend. I had a big smile!

Sandie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

The flower photos are all so pretty! Very nice that you are enjoying house guests :)

Merlesworld said...

I'm not smiley today it's still very early and I'm aching all over was very busy yesterday and am rather sore today.
Merle......

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Such true words.

I watched the rain come down today. We need it so much. It made me smile.

Dee said...

Flowers ...especially one loan sunflower among a ditch of weeds made me smile. All the flowers have been awesome this year...so bright and vibrant.

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