Yes, it's been awhile since I've been here. And I offer no excuses. Nor any reasons. Simply stating a fact.
Along the way I have found a few more little gems (quotes) that speak to me. Perhaps they even speak for me.
Even ants take the time to go to a picnic.
Wildflowers don't move to find the sun's rays. (I suppose that's another version of bloom where you're planted, but somehow I like this one better.)
It's better to limp in the right path than to run with swiftness out of it.
Bumpy roads may be inevitable, but misery is optional. (Karen Scale Linamen in The Chocolate Diaries)
Every happening, great or small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. (Malcolm Muggeridge) I may have quoted this one before as it actually sounds familiar to me.
And here are some of the parables God has spoken to me. I'm trying to get the message.
1058) the smell of spring on a walk in the river valley with my dad
1059) being able to walk with my dad
1060) celebrating birthdays with family
1061) longer hours of daylight
1062) sitting on my front step reading
1063) a friend helping with garden work
1064) same friend building a new bed for my garden
1065) finishing a quilt for a fund-raiser
1066) Heritage Park quilt festival with a friend
1067) being stopped in my tracks by the beauty of trees in bloom
1068) the smell of rain
1069) the sound of rain - when I'm safely inside my house
1070) the delicate beauty of lily of the valley
1071) the aroma of lily of the valley
1072) a gift of plants from a friend
1073) coming home to a clean house
1074) an evening chat with a dear young girl from next door
1075) celebrating my birthday with friends
1076) celebrating my birthday with family
1077) a student saying that today was the first time he was able to understand what an index was and that he was able to use it
1078) a surprise and gift of a movie and lunch with the S family