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!