I do love life
So do I! I was walking around my house on Thursday when the sun was shining, the air was cool with a brisk wind blowing, and I was admiring all of my flowers, plants, and trees. The sky was Carolina blue, and the mountains in the distance showed just a hint of the coming autumn color. The hummingbirds were dancing around the feeders, and the butterfly bushes were alive with Monarchs. I breathed in the smells of the fallen leaves and the last cutting of hay from the field in back of my house. I thought of how fortunate I am living where I do, being retired, and having the time to enjoy all of these gifts from nature. I have some pampas grass scattered throughout the property that is absolutely gorgeous this year with their feathery fronds, some pink, some white, and some of them a misty yellow.
It doesn't take much to make me happy. But I am going to miss my flowers as autumn brings on the winter. I'll miss the hummingbirds and the butterflies. I"ll miss the little fountain my husband gave me for our anniversary in April, as it will have to be cleaned out and the water turned off to keep it from freezing. But, hopefully, I'll be around to enjoy them again next spring and summer.
When I think of how fragile all life is, I am so aware of how important it is that we live
within the day, to laugh, and to not be always seeking that almighty dollar. We need to take every opportunity to be in the midst of nature, to enhance it and to protect it. We need to spend every possible moment that we can with those we love and with what
Life is good, and laughter is just one more perk we have as long as our hearts are beating.