These everyday gifts
Mine to revel in and love
I was walking out of a store at a strip mall this week and looked up to see these :
The photos aren’t great but as I snapping them, this woman walked towards me on the side walk, looking quizzically at me, wondering what I was doing.
I said to her “Look at these leaves ! Aren’t they beautiful ?”
She had this look of confusion on her face, almost mistrusting, but I think my big smile made her pause and really look at what I was referring to.
She looked up, studied the leaves for a moment or two and replied,
“You know, yes, they are !”
She smiled at me as if to thank me for sharing, and kept walking.
Now, this story is no big deal, I know,
but it is one of those everyday gifts that has started to come to me when I focus on what is beautiful and good in my world.
I don’t do it all the time, but when I remember to BE where I am, and really look around me,
man, are there gifts to receive !!!
I brought a few of the leaves home and dried them in my microwave flower press.
I think they will keep their magnificent color that way.
Don’t they look wonderful with this other sweet gift I received from my friend Andrea’s mom ?
A cozy rock with a crocheted cozy ! I love it sooooo much ! Thank you, Barb and Andrea, you talented mother and daughter duo !
Speaking of mother/daughter duos,
(cool segue, eh ?)
my Mom is coming for the weekend !!! Yay !!!!
It doesn’t look like we will have the kind of beach weather we had when she was here in May,
but we will make fun whatever the weather !
Happy Friday, Beautiful Ones !
Remember to keep looking for beauty !
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