Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Good Morning Sunshine!

 Hello all you lovely ladies (and guys if here)!  Nothing much to report this morning.  It is a beautiful morning - cool and sunny.  The heat is coming back and so will the humidity.  BUT at this moment it is beautiful!!  I hope your day is starting out lovely.

I have been out and fed the babies.  Windows are open and a nice breeze is coming through.  The squirrels are hilarious this morning - chasing each other like crazy.  Garden is growing, several small zucchini out there!!!!  Okra is starting to get blooms. There are hundreds of blooms on the cukes - but not a single cuke!  Everything else is pollinating, so I don't understand.
Oh well, I will get what I get, and I will love it!

I just want to say today - we all need to send out ripples of hope and joy to the world!  Positive vibes cause more positive!
That is so much better than waves of despair and stress.  Negativity begets more negativity.
Be the positive you want to see.


Take time today to stop for a moment and just SEE and LISTEN!! Look around at your house, your yard, your neighborhood.  Look at all you have and where you are.  There are so many beautiful things that surround us.  Sometimes we forget about just the simplest and most common things.

From the sound of the birds to the blue skies.  
Food for your table to family and friends.
Watching a bee flitting around pollinating to pretty little flowers.
The sound of laughter to watching wildlife.
The smell of fresh air to technology that makes parts of life easier.
A few garden plants to the living in relative peace.
ALL OF IT!

Life is good.  Say hello to a stranger.  Give a helping hand.  Be kind to others - you may be the ONLY sunshine they see today.  It could change their lives!  Never underestimate what a difference a small act can have.
Spread the positive!!!!


Have a fantastic day and be blessed in every way!

24 comments:

  1. Debby in Kansas USAJune 29, 2022 at 9:07 AM

    I have my windows open, too! It's beautiful this morning.

    Even the beastly high prices can be a cause and pause for friendliness. Two weeks ago I was looking for certain tortillas that were a great deal. A woman next to me was also looking. We realized we were looking for the same thing and then commiserated on the ridiculous price of tortillas for just water, flour, salt, and lard. She commented that I must know tortillas to know about lard in them. I told her that my grandma made them every morning when I was a kid. She said, SO DID MINE! And she looks at me ând smiles and says, "You know that means that neither of us should be buying them, but making our own."
    I agreed, stating that my grandma would be horrified both by my buying them and the price.

    And we both walked away smiling.

    Simple. But it was fun!

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    1. There you go! A grocery moment that made you both smile and you are still talking about it. I love it.
      Yes those simple moments are pure joy!

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    2. Debby, while in a grocery store lately, in the meat department, a fellow commented about the super high prices, and I replied, "Yes, I didn't know OPEC went into the cattle business." We both laughed. And walked off. --Elise

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    3. Debby in Kansas USAJune 29, 2022 at 1:58 PM

      It probably involves a secret project to use cow farts.

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    4. OK - I snorted a little on that one!!!! LOL

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  2. It is a gorgeous morning! I need to focus on that and not be concerned about the heat and humidity returning. It is what it is.

    We have had only a couple cucumbers. Lot of blooms so they will probably come on all at once. Green beans are just about ready. Zucchini and yellow squash are producing like crazy. Black raspberries are abundant but the vines have grown where the berries are almost impossible to pick. Have just a few red raspberries but the plants are young.

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    1. Yep, it is going to get hot and humid and that is the way it is!!!! Not a darn thing we can do - just try and stay cool.
      Sounds like your garden is doing well! What a blessing. I guess maybe I am getting eager on the cukes. My goodness, if all those little blooms become cucumbers - I will be busy!!!!
      Have a good one.

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  3. 60F this morning. Lovely cool air filling the house after yesterday's 99F! And I'll be home from my long walk before it's 70 instead of 80 Wohoo :-)

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    1. So nice and cool. It sure is appreciated! Nice respite from the heat.
      ENJOY that walk and look and smell and hear it all!

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  4. Beautiful this morning here, too! Breakfast in the screen porch enjoying the birds singing!

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  5. Yes, what a beautiful morning God has blessed us with! I am reminded of the phrase from a show that used to be on PBS. It went.. Nothing's too small to make a difference. Reading your post reminded me of it. The little things we do for others, the little blessings in our lives, the moments we take to just stop and look around us...oh, what a difference they can make for us and others. I have been told I am a Pollyanna. Hey, I take that as a compliment as I am always hopeful!

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    1. Glen used to call me that - I took it as a compliment as well.
      Yes mam, the smallest of things can make a difference. I love when I can make someone smile or laugh - I think I get more out of it than they possibly could!
      I watched a blue jay and a robin take a bath this AM - what a sweet thing to see. Kitties waiting at the door in the morning - waiting for breakfast. They have complete faith in me to be here and feed them!
      LOVE IT!
      Keep being hopeful!

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  6. Sunny morning here, too. The air is clean after recent rains and the sky is a perfect shade of blue. I'm grateful to be in our house, even if unpacking is an ongoing chore. LOVE this house! One benefit of being between homes for 3 months, then just moving in here, is no network/cable TV. Why? Well, I can insulate myself (somewhat) from news and negativity, picking and choosing which (if any) online headlines I care to click on. I can just about silence all the panic and angst. I also appreciate no ads/commercials telling me how to live my life, or what to spend money on unnecessarily. And NO political commercials! Woo-hoo!!

    Instead, I can focus my attention on setting up a comfy, welcoming home and being kind to all I encounter outside of this house. One of the biggest blessing I count is this blog and this group who offer positive encouragement every day. You all are a gift to me. --Elise

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    1. P.S. It is amazing how much we're piling up for donations after having done so before our move. Those 3 months at our sons house, with very few belongings, showed us how much we have to be thankful for... plus what "things" really matter.

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    2. That is wonderful to be so happy with your home and what you have. You are making HOME! The best feeling ever.
      I love your description of no cable TV - such peace and quiet. We all need that at times - just to let our minds go back to happy places and things. Turning off is a great gift we can give ourselves.
      The gals here are really special! I think we just have the bestest group ever!

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    3. Isn't that something. You got rid of a lot before. I think when we get used to less - we accept less as a great thing. I am slowly working on it - we should all learn that lesson!

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    4. This is why we have had no TV access for over 10 years. We didn't want the noise and negativity. It is amazing how much more time we have to devote to other things and to each other.

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    5. Frances that is wise indeed. I don't know that I have that much willower. I still like watching a few things. I think it is so neat that people can give up TV totally - quite a strong conviction!
      Very admirable

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  7. My five hours of news I watch each day is why I was stocking up or watching in November 2019 of the coming pandemic. I was preparing early instead of being someone trying to figure it all out at the last minute! I am not a news junkie, just want to be aware. When I studied for college courses, I was the student who came to each class fully informed by other reference and sources, all books.

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    1. Five hours - oh my! I couldn't do that for anything. That is a lot. I have always stayed stocked for emergencies - so not once did I have a TP breakdown!! LOL I watch an hour of morning local news (sort of watch while on the computer) each morning and that is it. I get the paper as well.
      I like being informed - I just can't do all the negative everyday in my life.

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  8. SweetroamalabamaJune 29, 2022 at 9:49 PM

    Thank you for your wonderful reminder to keep positivity flowing and to appreciate what we have. I have to use my willpower to balance staying informed and focusing on what i can do to support and lift up my family, neighbors and community. I look forward to your posts. Thanks for the online community. 💕

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    1. Well, you are very welcome. Keeping a nice balance is what it is all about. Sure, we have to be somewhat informed - it isn't hard with news hitting us from all directions. Being kind and helpful is far more important in my opinion. Some things, yes, we need to prepare for - but we should be preparing all the time anyway. Those bad things that we can't prepare for or do anything about - well, we just can't change them - so we live our best each day and go on.

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