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?
I plum forgot it's Friday (too wrapped up in the A to Z challenge)….Happy birthday to Ms. Frida – and I know you'll have a great day with your mom. Let's just hope that our stormy weather doesn't hit east too soon for that.
Enjoy your visit with your mom, and happy birthday to your kitty! 🙂
Hi Diana .. you are, as you say, lucky your mother is still alive .. and that's she organised and sufficiently with it to work out her future needs and find a place that she'll be happy in .. I sure hope so .. Enjoy your weekend trip … And isn't life made up mostly of trivia .. fun at the time .. and that's the main thing – cheers Hilary
Enjoy that visit with your mom! I'm going an an Alaskan cruise with mine in June and so looking forward to it. She's in her eighties. Old Frida sounds like a treasure. Also chuckling at Raynold's quote. It seems my life is awash in trivia right now!Shells–Tales–Sails
What lovely celebrations! Enjoy your time with mum 😉