Over the rainbow

The sun is setting on another busy week … but not without a parting gift. This was the view about 9 p.m. last night. I was mesmerized. It’s usually in the midst of my every day crazy that suddenly I look up to see this kind of message. It’s one of God’s little reminders that always seems to say to me, “Stop, you fool, and enjoy!”

I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with small moments of beauty, bushels and bushels of laughter and enough smiles to fill a gravity wagon. I wish you joy … plain and simple. 

No matter what’s on your weekend agenda — whether you’re making hay or mowing a yard; whether you’re cleaning out calf pens or washing the car; whether you’re taking the kids to a dairy show or a soccer game … stop and enjoy the tiny things that make life grand.

Don’t let another day pass without taking notice.

Every moment can be made memorable with a smile. Laughter really is the best medicine. And it’s ok to wear those rose-colored glasses once in awhile. Here are a couple of things I will try to practice this weekend. They’re free and easy, take only a moment or two, and add richness to summer days. They’re good for the soul … yours and those around you:

  • Look up and notice the clouds
  • Inhale deeply and exhale slowly
  • End the day with an ice cream cone or popsicle
  • Pick a flower and give it to someone you love
  • Scratch an animal behind the ears
  • Kiss the cheek of someone dear to you
  • Plant something and get your fingers deep into the dirt
  • When words fail, heartfelt hugs speak volumes
  • Do a kind thing for a complete stranger
  • Wave at folks you pass on the road
  • Look someone in the eye and truly listen
  • Determine to wear a smile, and mean it
  • Take a moment or two and just. be. still.
  • Count your blessings, name them one by one
  • Name three people who love you and think on that for a few moments
  • Turn your face to the sun and feel the warmth
  • Be ye thankful.

Have a marvelous weekend, friends!
I wish you well on your journey, to wherever it is life takes you over the next few days. Don’t forget the sunblock … and the rose-colored glasses. As long as your feet are rooted in reality, it’s ok to have our heads in the clouds for a small bit of every day!

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3 Comments

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    Mary Ann June 17, 2011 (11:57 am)

    I couldn’t agree with you more! Have a wonderful weekend….Aunt Mary Ann

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    Kaye Sitterud June 23, 2011 (6:22 pm)

    The picture of the rainbow reminds me of a book I’ve been trying to read. But easily too distracted or interupted. It is called, “After the Storm comes the rainbow.” So of course to shorten the verse, I also captured a pics of a rainbow on my phone, and I changed the banner to read, “Remember the Rainbow”. So no matter where you go, or whatever happens in your life, the rainbow is there to remind us constantly there will be a better day, and a happier life, if we change our attitude, and look for the brighter and more positive things along with our blessings, and we too can make ourselves happier. No Matter what! I’ve learned to keep a good sense of humor, and try to be more positive, and look for the better things that happen to us every day. The last year has had lots of trials for me, and in order to keep myself sane, I had to learn to think positive, and live one day at a time. But one thing is for sure. The rainbow will never lose its colors. Have a great day~! Not just today, but Everyday!

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      Farmgirl June 23, 2011 (8:46 pm)

      That’s beautiful, Kaye. Thank you so much for sharing with me and other readers. I’m so sorry to hear of your trials but have faith that many more rainbows are ahead! Hugs and well wishes to you and yours!