If the only prayer. . .

Image  I can breathe. . .Image  is “thank you”,Image  that would be enough!  With a very thankful heart today, I am remembering all that I have to be thankful for.  My mother used to sing “Count Your Many Blessings” when she was ironing.  She had the right idea!


“If I had my life to live over. . .


I would start barefoot earlier in the spring. . .

Imageand stay that way later in the fall.”~Nadine Starr



I just went for a pedicure yesterday so I am ready for barefoot days ahead.  How about you?  Are you ready for some barefoot days? 



Springtime means a time for new beginnings, a time for a fresh start.  I am so thankful that we can always start anew.  Each new day holds a promise for refreshed spirits, new goals, new dreams.  Happy springtime and a blessed Easter to you!

My to-do list for today:

ImageCount my blessings. . .Practice kindness. . .Let go of what I can’t control. . .

ImageImage   Listen to my heart. . .Enjoy the birds’ song. . .Plant some flowers.


ImageImageAnd at the top of my list:  tell the ones who I hold dearest that I love them.  We are not promised tomorrow.  I love and appreciate you my friends and family and hold you dear to my heart.  Enjoy your weekend!

Thoughts of spring. . .

Image    Every year about this time, my mother would bake cupcakes for my class at school.  She would dye the coconut green and put it on top of the cupcakes with jellybean eggs nestled among the coconut.  I was always so proud when my momma brought this treat to me and all of my schoolmates.  When springtime arrives, my thoughts always go back to mother and the love she always imparted to her family!

  Image  Many times my cousins would come over to my house after church on Easter Sunday.  Danny, Mary Alice and I would take turns hiding our Easter eggs.  We would hunt them time after time until quite literally our hard-boiled eggs were falling apart.  What fun we had as we looked for our eggs!!Image“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.”~Ruth StoutImageA springtime bouquet for you, my friends, picked from my cottage garden several years ago.  These are mostly antique and old garden roses, my very favorite.