Life can be kind of tricky sometimes. Finances are tough on lots of people lately. Personally, I worry about the environment more than is healthy, and like most of us, I generally have a thousand things that need doing at any given moment. But a few days ago, when I was in a particularly foul mood, I peered out of my ridiculous gloom and thought…holy crap, it’s spring…and I live in a picture book.
So, in an effort to remind myself that life’s really pretty okay, I thought I’d post pics of some of my favorite things. (ala The Sound of Music)
How can anyone be gloomy when the lilacs are in bloom?
This is one of the first faces I see each morning. And one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. 🙂
Here’s a little piece of the path I walk daily in an effort to get my head together. (Sometimes this works better than others.)
Little Silly running home from the back pasture.
So that’s it…my favorite things, but I’m still not in danger of bursting into a Julie Andrews song anytime soon because, as you know, every single piece of life takes work. The cute little garden above requires constant weeding. The horses seem to like to eat twice a day every day. (Not to mention grooming training etc. And Silly is crazy. I love her, but she’s crazy.) The lawn that hosts the lilacs needs mowing, and the rooster (I call him dinner:) often takes offense to my footwear (sometimes he just doesn’t like my shoes–shrug) and attacks me when I enter his domain.
But just for today I’m going to try to be grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.
So, how about you? Join me in a little Thanksgiving in June. What are the best parts of your life? (It’s okay if they’re also the most difficult.)