“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
I believe that, don’t you? That the sweetest things in life are those simple things that are right before us. Those are the kinds of things I jot down on my Simple Happy list. This morning: the clear blue pre-dawn sky, the sweetness of fresh-picked green beans, morning coffee.
I’m thinking of my sweet little Yorkie, Chelsea, this morning on what would have been her birthday. It’s been three years since she left us and I miss her still. She was one of the very best sweetest things.
Last evening, for the second time in the past couple of weeks, a bear ambled down our cul de sac. It’s that time of year. An added measure of diligence when taking Maya outside is called for at this time of year.
I’m looking forward to having a special guest here later this month. Stay tuned, you’ll enjoy her.
My, what a scattered post of randomness this morning. Perhaps randomness can be one of those sweet things in life sometimes too.
Happy Monday. Happy fresh start.