Today is Overcast. It’s midmorning and I’m still in my silk pyjamas nursing a coffee. My kitty is curled up on my knee and watching my fingers move on the keyboard. I love mornings like this. It seems the sun being covered by a grey mantle says “Relax.” I love the ritual of turning on lamplight on days like today. A perfect jazz music day. A day for cooking in the kitchen. My dog Charlie splayed on the floor at my feet. A day for Art. For Nesting. For Meditation. Long Walks. The flowers on my porch almost have a look of relief. Like they are enjoying a lazy morning too. Charlie is having a big ol sleep in. She’s still snuggled deeply in her blanket in her kennel.
I love the brightness of a sunny summer day. But it feels like a reprieve somedays when clouds buffer its rays now and again. Feeling grateful today for the simple things. Like a Grey Day.
Love you all
Ralph Waldo Emerson that is…here are a few of his lovely quotes…
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
“The earth laughs in flowers.” (This is the moment I fell hard for Ralph.)
“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.”
“To be great is to be misunderstood.”
“To know even one life breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
“Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.” (I Love You, Ralph)
“We become what we think about all day long.” (Yep, proven that one both ways!!)
“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
So tell me Dear Friends, Wisdom is better than silver and gold isn’t it? Why? Because without wisdom, silver and gold are used to our hurt. Wisdom is the key to Success. I’m grateful for those like Ralph that put effort in to understanding the mechanics of a truly successful life. We’ve all benefited. Here’s to Wise Ralph….
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Slade told Janie years ago “Happiness is a Choice.” A Wise Guy. In the Best Way. Most people’s lives don’t go as Planned. As Dreamed. Some people from the day they were born their bodies Struggle. The ordinary feats of life become a Challenge to Overcome. Some people from the start have struggled for the Basics. Love. Food. Shelter. There’s a lot to deal with on this Earth. Some of us enter the Battle of Life fiercely assailed from the moment our little pink toes see daylight. But Happiness is Free. And Free Flowing. Not Contingent on Circumstance or Providence. One way to Achieve it is to Humble Ourselves to Be Grateful. Grateful for what IS ours. There isn’t a soul Without Blessings. Sadly though there’s too many Souls Without Happiness. Waiting for Arrival. Waiting for Utopia. Waiting for Change. Well today there’s going to be Change alright. Change in my Attitude. My Gratefulness. My Happiness.
Love you All.