Hoping Sunday is for once a peaceful day
in our troubled, noisy, rumbling world
that we cause drought, parched fields,
hunger, thirst, and devastation twirled
in one, let’s pray for luscious pastures,
happy, singing birds, smiles all around…
As time goes by, our mind wanders from words: expectations, hope, and love to agony, hopelessness, resignation, and acceptance. The difficulty is adapting negativity to our everyday lives, making it acceptable, as a part of our lives. Even trying to smile despite of everything because whatever happens, we shall always have memories to cherish which will give us genuine, effortless smiles…
We all know that life is a precious gift to be thankful for. Just take a moment, and appreciate what we have instead of what we might have.
These are my thoughts nowadays, I am on the way to convince myself that the difficulties will lose their impact on life in general, and that memories will keep me happy, as it was the case for the most of my life. I believe that memories are what define us. Without them, we are empty husks devoid of meaning. All our memories give our actions meaning and our lives their intemporal dimension.
Happy Sunday everyone 😊
Winter’s cold winds
Over spring greens.
Shivering tulips bent.
Frozen blossoms present
Snow best left
In unending winter.
Charm of a cool princess
Aloof, yet turning colourful
Day’s sunshine calls for
The evening’s open fire,
To prolong cosy winter time
With the joys of a beautiful spring.
Happy Sunday 🙂
We work like machines sometimes but we are human beings. We need to stop, and revitalise at least one day a week. Even if we do things, they are not routine work, the things we enjoy doing on this fine day. Gardening, cooking, and baking do it for me. I know I will wake up to a clean house, which was Saturday’s work; such a relief! I call my family wherever they are in the world, for free. I bake, and enjoy doing that. This week it will be savoury muffins with rosemary and white cheese. In between, I take pics, if the weather permits, for joy. I don’t need to sell my photos…It’s part of me. Nowadays there’s this FAA, I’m very much involved with. I love my groups, what I don’t like are the comments! Waste of precious time. Those things need to be done as well. No joy in there but I see it as politeness, so…
Thank you for being a part of my life, thank you for reading 🙂
I wish you a peaceful Sunday…
Sunday is in many ways a day to rest, spend time with our beloved ones, to rejuvenate, energise and to prepare ourselves for the coming new week. So we take things easy, have a delicious midday meal, and a lovely walk in the woods later.
Each spends it differently of course. The most important point in all this is to remain relaxed, happy and appreciative of our time, of the people we share our days with even though from afar.
Here’s to an ideal, happy Sunday rest. Greetings 😊
Flames are lightening the room in rainy day darkness. The cold wind goes through the bone. Now inside, I’m warm, in millions of thoughts, in silence. Another day is coming to an end, the thoughts and problems of today will be carried to tomorrow. A new week, new expectations, better mood, maybe smiles…There is always hope!
A blackbird perched on a branch that has made my day,
I smile, and welcome its return.
Snowdrops are finally emerging, hellebore are in bloom, that makes me happy!
Jade has returned, wounded but alive: tears of happiness…
Spring flowers are so eager to grow: all they need is time.
It’s these little things that give joy and make me smile…
Happy Sunday 🙂
I begin this post by wishing you a peaceful, and lovely Sunday. I had hoped by yesterday’s post by mentioning my other site to give you another chance to visit this -if I may say so myself- beautiful site with well chosen flowers, a bit of information, sometimes nothing but flowers, as it is stated in ” About “…
I’ve started bethsflorals.com thinking that I could post my flower photos exclusively there, and “Smiling to life” to all the other subjects. It was never for commercial reasons, I never asked anyone to buy them! They are not for sale!!!
Yesterday only a few , next to followers of the site who had already visited this post, a handful persons had READ “PS” section where I mentioned bethsflorals. Thanks to you all anyway even though you didn’t .
I’m ending bethsflorals by May, I know the value, and the beauty of my floral photography, and it’s simply not worth my time, if others are ignoring them.
I wish you the best in life, wherever you are.
After a recent loss:
Love, protect, and spend time with the vulnerable.
They need our love, and we need theirs. Let them know!
They need our protection, because they are vulnerable.
The precious time you spend with them is unforgettable.
When you feel sorry, it may be too late. So now is the time.
I wish you a peaceful Sunday.