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Monday, February 28, 2011

Time Marches On

Tomorrow will be the first day of March.  Gadzooks--I'm still thinking it is the beginning of January.  Guess I'm a late bloomer like that writer at the Academy Awards last night.  However,  I am ready for March 21st because that means Spring will be here.

 It is always green around this town but color has been lacking except for the pink camellia blooming between my house and the next door neighbor's house.   Oh and the lavender iris at the end of my driveway.  Oh yeah and the lovely white Calla lilies in front of my dining room window.   Guess I shouldn't overlook the yellow flowered climbing vine on the south side of the house.

It seems I need to look around more and be open to the beauty that is already blooming.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebrate Small Things

nobody, not even the rainhas such small hands   
 e.e. cummings

At the end of my journal for 2010 I wrote that I was hoping for a better year in 2011.  So far, that hasn't happened in a big way.  It has, however, happened in small ways.  It is good to stop and look at small things.  Appreciate them.  Children know to do this.  I think, as adults, we forget and need to be reminded.  Small things can get lost so easily. What small things have happened that are worthy of appreciation?  A heart warming phone call.  A card in the mail that made tears spring to my eyes.  A teeny tiny voice on Skype singing Do Re Mi.  My dog looking anxiously from behind the front door as I come across the porch.  The teeny tiny buds on my fig tree.  And on my roses.  Celebrate small things.