Sunday, June 29, 2014

Being Perfect

Beautiful summer days and I am doing OK.

I was choosing a new picture for my header and I loved this one of a double Hibiscus that I have growing in my garden.  The flowers only last for a day or so but they are a magnificent sight when they just get to full bloom.  I thought it was a beautiful picture to end the month of June.  However, when I enlarged it, I saw that there were spots on it and I hesitated because it was not perfect.  I had a few others to choose from, but I kept going back to that flower.  Sure it might have been a little past it's crowning moment, it had a bruise or two, but it was looking up to the sunshine and was taking in all it could. 

Then there was this cookie I made:

My taste buds didn't notice the broken candy.  It was yummy!

Being imperfect is just perfect!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Being Targeted

I had another birthday and I am doing OK.

I woke up this morning (always a good thing) and reached for my iPad to look for some good news to start my day. As I perused the headlines, I noticed the ads on the right hand side.  The first one was for a funeral home, the next was for wrinkle cream and the last one was about the five signs of a heart attack.  Here I was hoping to start my day off on a positive note.  However, I might look into that wrinkle cream as it does promise me that I will look 10 years younger with a face as smooth as a baby's tush.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Words To Live By

It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood and I am doing OK.

Maya Angelou
Last week, a great lady, Maya Angelou, left us.  After reading many of the tributes paid to her, and hearing a recap of her life, I decided to look further on the Internet for more details.  I came across this:

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

I have nothing to add.  Maya said it all.