|How about this beauty?|
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
"Happiness isn't complicated.
It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty."
-- Richelle E. Goodrich
Today was a happy day.
It included nothing expensive...in fact, it was free. It was filled with inherent beauty that's for sure.
Simple pleasures were abundant.
I counted more than several blessings and one tender mercy..but that's a story for later.
In my local paper I had read about a man who grows two acres of zinnias and offers them free to anyone who can pick them. His one caveat: for every bouquet you pick for yourself, you must pick another one and leave it at the zinnia patch. The bouquet left behind is for someone who cannot pick it for themselves -- maybe they are in the hospital or a nursing home. The farmer has the pick up and drop off all lined up. All you have to do is fill the empty vase...with his freshly picked flowers.
Like some sort of Bobby Flay "Throw Down", a proposal like that is irresistible.
We set off for the zinnia patch.