When I was a kid, this hung on my wall.
What is Happiness
Happiness doesn't carry a tag
That shows the price or the size;
It isn't something you can't afford
Or something that's just for the wise.
It may be in the face of a child
As he whispers a secret to you
Of the wonderful world that's his to explore
And the new things he's learning to do.
Or it may be in the wagging tail
Of a puppy so frisky and free
Whose only request is that he be allowed
To love you - and happy he'll be.
Or stop to consider the flowers that grow
With a beauty that's calm and serene
Or the setting of the evening sun
And the moon with its golden beam.
It may be some magic no one sees but you,
Or the tune and the lilt of a song,
A cheerful smile from one who is dear
And ties of true friendship held strong.
There is no need to search if you will observe
What is so often taken for granted -
Those little things we sometimes pass by
Are the things that for ages have lasted.
The weekend was so great. We didn't really go anywhere except to dinner at The Shepherd parents and to dinner with his sister. We didn't spend a cent (dinner was gift). We didn't really watch tv. We enjoyed life, each other, our families. The sun, the moon (seriously), the 3 flower blooms in the garden, watching our nephew entertain himself, tending to the greenhouse and the sheep, planning for the future.
Happiness CAN be found in things like shoes and a holiday to France. However, true happiness comes from all around us, in the little things. To feel the wind on my face when the sun warmed my back, that is happiness. The seedlings growing, knowing fresh, homegrown food is on it's way, that's happiness. Having great conversation with The Shepherd, sharing the same dreams and wants, that's happiness.
Weekends like this I wonder if it can get any better. I don't think so.
A lot of food was consumed this weekend with few pictures. So, skipping a few days, here is Sunday.
Breakfast: Dorset cereal and a grapefruit.
Mid morning: Smoothie. Not a protein shake, just frozen raspberries, a scoop of plain yogurt, a bit of milk and water.
Dinner was Jessica's Burgers with a salad and zucchini relish. Tasty. Finished off the meal with the last piece of bday cake!
What a great long weekend. I hope you're all feeling happy after the weekend. Here are just a couple pictures of Miss Annie sunning with the greenhouse sides rolled up and a shot of things growing.