This wonderful Friday blog hop is the idea of VikLit (visit her blog and enjoy it!) This is our time to celebrate the small things that often go unnoticed. It is smile-making, and perhaps more importantly, makes me, at least, look at things with new eyes and find wonders I had overlooked.
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A novelist, Robert Raynolds, wrote something that made me think, and made me nod years ago. I still agree.
He said: The wonder of life is composed mostly of trivia.
If you think about it, the things that make up the fabric of our happiness are things that, taken one by one, seem so small as to be unnoticeable. And yet, like the princess in the fairy tale who could feel a pea through twenty mattresses, once one is removed, its loss can be felt.
So what am I celebrating right now?
I have Miss Frida (my cat - see my post about her a couple weeks back, here) beside me, sleeping. She just turned ten years old this morning (April 4). Old love is, indeed gold love.
I am about to head for bed (it is 12:15AM in the eastern United States - and good morning to my friends overseas!), and I know it will feel good to pull the covers up over my shoulder, settle into my pillows and drift off to sleep.
And tomorrow I will be visiting my charming mother and going with her to look at a place she may move to, which can care for her as needed, and where she will have friends. We'll squabble, of course, and visit antique shops and, if she'll let me, bake some pies.
And I will mix her an 'Old Fashioned', a drink she loves. I'm blessed to have her still.
What are you celebrating?