but not everyone sees it.
Today was a day for looking a little harder for the simple joys in life.......and for remembering that life isn't always about being happy...but about finding that happiness in the ordinary. I've found that most simple joys in life are found deep in the ordinary....drinking coffee each morning from a cup handed down generations, painted roses worn pale.....the comfort of my well worn birks, resoled three times over....the comfort of a creaking yard swing that sits in the shade of a hot summer afternoon....the sight of deep red roses growing wildly off a hand made trellis, knowing they continue from a root over 100 years old. Beauty in the ordinary......the sight of 7 pm on the clock at the end of a long work day (even though so many of them have extended to 11 lately!).....the crunch of the tires on the gravel on the last stretch of my journey home....fresh brewed ice tea and the bark of a trusted friend to welcome me home. In our yard, simple joy blooms in the ordinary! Deep purple blooms and lacy asparagus ferns spilling down the sides of a well worn, discarded cast iron treasure......rescued and resurrected in our front yard..(power washed and most dents banged out with our trusty hammer!) ...a thing of beauty for all to see....proof that everything...and everyone....has beauty....just not everyone sees it!