“I am a princess. All girls are. . .

Image     Even if they live in tiny old attics.  Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young.Image   They’re still princesses.  All of us.”~Frances Hodgson Burnett,  the book and movie “A Little Princess”Image    This is a favorite quote from a favorite movie of mine.  I guess some would feel that this is not the way we should teach our girls to feel about themselves.  I disagree.  If you have seen the movie, you see that the “little princess”, Sarah, is a very strong character.  She is full of courage and fortitude and kindness and love.  All attributes we need more of in our world.  When I shop for beautiful flowers to plant, I always notice ladies looking at the flowers, too.  Trying to decide what to plant.  Trying to pick something to make the world more beautiful.  I think we ladies do have that desire in our hearts for beauty in our world.  We all deserve some pampering from time to time.  Dear friends, I hope you are seeing the beauty of yourself today.

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My love affair with . . .

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roses!  I can remember as a young girl loving the beautiful rose bush that grew in my neighbor’s back yard.  Every summer this bush would be covered in gorgeous red roses.Image  I would pick the roses and fashion them into a small corsage to wear on my playsuit.  I remember feeling so pretty adorned in those roses!Image  I think our passions are formed at a very early age.  I continue to surround  myself with beautiful roses both inside and outside my little cottage apartment.          What makes your heart sing each day?  Is it beautiful flowers, a smile from your grandchild, a bird’s soft song each morning?     “It was June, and the world smelled of roses.  The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”~Maud Hart Lovelace