I have the pleasure of watching my six-year-old granddaughter for Spring Break this week.
Let me just say right now, I’m having a blast. Yes, nothing is getting done around the house except for watching her favorite cartoons, snacking all day, and playing hide-and-seek with the cat, who isn’t aware, and certainly didn’t sign up to participate in this game! But, the household chores can wait because children and grandchildren don’t stay little that long!
Grace Faith, (her middle name is the same as mine which makes me smile), has made up this game called: Treasure Hunting. She begins by mapping it out on her Etch-a-Sketch. Next, she has to make sure her coordinates are correct on her drawing; she even allows me to follow her finger along the curvy lines until she gets to the X. Now we are ready for the actual hunt. She runs ahead of me, after she’s chosen from MY STUFF the “treasure of day”. She yells ahead to let me know which room it’s in. As I search she tells me ‘closer’ or ‘warmer’ if I’m really close. Of course, I see the item as it’s the only out of place item in my house; but I keep up with the game a bit more. Finally, Eureka! I’ve found it! And, with that seemingly small amount of effort and enjoyment, her big smile of achievement, she’s already off on the next item on her agenda!
Next on HER list today is to visit her 96-year-old great-grandmother who lives only a couple blocks away. As we arrive, she eagerly attempts to open the door to SURPRISE her, but finds it locked! I could tell when she looked up to me she was the one who was SURPRISED! I could almost see her little mind moving as it quickly processes the situation. Suddenly she announces, “How can an old woman just take off like that?!”
That was the cherry on top of my Day 2 of Spring Break. I just love how children view the world, a world us adults haven’t seen in a long, long time. I can’t wait until tomorrow to see life again through a child’s eyes!
It’s been quite awhile since I have blogged so I thought I’d better get back into it. Why now? Well, Spring is on its’ way, the weather is warming up and the sun is shining much more than during the winter, so I must be coming out of my ‘winter hibernation’.
That being said, there really isn’t anything new under the Sun, just different ways of saying the same ‘ole things. Still, every year we as humans feel rejuvenated when trees put on buds and tulip leaves begin to emerge. A feeling of change is in the air!
I have that urge to dig into the dirt and draw lines down the length of my home garden so I can bury tiny seeds with hopes of seeing green emerge in the weeks ahead. I get the ground ready while waiting for the weather to warm up enough to get my tomato plants buried in the soil as well. The sooner they get in there the sooner we get to reap our harvest…BLTs.
So, what does this have to do with A Time for Change? Let me tell you!
Sometimes we get in a rut in our choices in life. We mindlessly buy the same seeds we bought last year and the year before that and the year before that. We even will go so far as to purchase the exact same seedlings our own fathers used ‘back in the day’. It is the same with many other areas in our lives. In fact, we really don’t want to change that or anything else. The older we get the more secure we feel with keeping things the same.
That is why I’m blogging to challenge you and myself as well to get out there and pick different seeds for your garden. I dare you, yes DARE YOU, to resist your weekly day-to-day routines and strike out a new direction. Choose a different road, even if just for an hour in your week. Buy that special plant you have always had reservations about in the past.
Make the Change….Spring IS IN THE AIR and it’s time!
Today, the first day of Spring, when everything is renewed, I had two very pregnant cats hiding most of the morning. My husband, Roger, began the search, as we both were suspicious since we knew they were due any time. Actually let me back up a bit to December of last year. I want to give you a better picture of the entire story, so, here goes…
Last December when the temperature was down in the single digits and the wind chills were below the single digits, my husband was working for a local farmer. He soon made friends with two of the barn cats on this farm.
It was about this time I had discovered a mouse in the house. Well, one thing led to another I called the exterminator and he brought home the two cats. The poison killed the mouse and the two cats ate the rest of the mouse bait which seemed to cause them…
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Happiness…something that everyone strives to achieve, but how many really do achieve it? If you would take a poll I bet you would be surprised at how many people feel they have not attained Happiness.
People struggle all their lives for many commodities, acquisitions and lifetime achievements, but feel they are complete failures when it comes to attaining true happiness. But, why?
Many make it harder than it really is. Happiness is a CHOICE, yes, it’s that simple! In a split second the mind, body and soul can choose to be just that: HAPPY. There is no magic formula, no super pill, no advance course you have to take. You just decide it…
Sure we all have our own set of problems, but it’s the way we internally process these “problems” that creates how we feel. We choose to feel miserable, however, we have the same ability to determine there really are no problems and choose happiness instead.
So, if you see me on the street, or happen to check out my Facebook page, I hope you can share with me that YOU choose HAPPINESS! …and now you will know I do too!