It might seem so because I opt not to air the dirty laundry in public...
I don't believe that anyone lives without challenges or bumps in the road... that they do not suffer.
Some of us suffer in silence, telling only a very few, those near and dear.
We choose to press on in spite of these challenges and make the most of everyday.
I make a point of not complaining...
I am grateful to be alive and count my blessings and lucky stars every day.
Waking up to a fresh new day is a gift...
the fresh new day is waiting to unfold.
What is perfection?
One online dictionary had the following...
the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
a perfect embodiment or example of something.
a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
Perfection is hard to measure...
What score would you choose to rate your life?
Would you give it a letter grade?
A pass or fail?
...or perhaps an incomplete?
If I were to write a report card it may say
"The Hostess's life is a work in progress....she needs to pay more attention to the beauty in the ordinary and not get herself so wrapped up with the things that she cannot control. She needs to let go of those things that are giving her grief and move on.
With that report card in mind I am making it my mission to seek out beauty.
Those small every day things that enrich our lives.
I plan to think and look closer starting today, and every day for the forthcoming weeks.
I'll be taking you along with me as I plan to post some of them here on the blog.
I noticed that one of the baristas at our local Starbucks brought in a little posy.
This small bundle of joy was appreciated by all who were waiting in line.
It didn't take that much effort to stop and pick a few blossoms and pop them in a jug.
Small indulgences such as these flowers make a huge difference in how we view our days.
Lone camellia bloom petals sprinkled by the rain drops.
A lovely flush of pink flowers on a rhododendron.
Pretty pink plum and cherry trees are blooming throughout our fair city.
Just stopping and looking is enough to lift the spirit.
Here's our favourite little Miss.
Pretty darn perfect in Grammy's eyes.
She picked a dandelion for her mummy and she gave me a rock from the garden!
The best things in life really are free!
A gift from the heart is a joy to receive.
"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour."
~ William Blake ~
I've had a newsy email about what to see and do in Paris from a reader from Calgary.
She has also shared some very valuable tips...
thank you CM!
You are kind and thoughtful to have taken the time to write such a detailed account of your experiences in Paris.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway.
It closes at midnight on Monday.
Have a great weekend!