Remember when it was your turn for Show & Tell?
“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
~ Austin Phelps
Happy Easter everyone!
Ever stopped to think about all you can do and why that makes you great?
I hinted a little in my last post about the grade 2 artwork that was on display (proudly I might add) in the hallway for all to see at my daughter’s school this week.
Each child was assigned a few questions, and their answers were posted with a photo of themselves and their proud, handwritten answers to (what I gathered) were questions like this:
- What are you good at?
- What do you like about yourself?
- What hobby or sport do you do well?
I bet you all can relate to this one with me (just a little) – (or a lot).
Do you get tired when you run? I think everyone does. I wonder if this girl lets getting tired stop her from running.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
It seems all so simple and refreshing doesn’t it? Celebrating the simple things.
The gifts we are given, and the skills we learn. Elementary stuff really.
I loved this one especially.
“Anyone can cook”
~ Chef Gusteau, from the movie ‘Ratatouille’
With all we do, and all we see, do we celebrate our own simple qualities and skills enough?
Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.
~ Elizabeth David
Is it possible our joy is always right within us – in our own talents, gifts, and interests?
The ones just waiting to be shared?
I know it sounds simple. But I like it.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill
I think blogging is a bit like grown up show and tell – where we can share our creations, our thoughts, and what we are excited about.
The beauty is we don’t really have to wait our turn like we did as kids.
That’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?
Here are a few of my favorite things from this week.
It starts in my garden, where my magnolia tree finally decided to start blooming (it’s crazy late this year).
A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
~ William Wordsworth
One of my most favorites is cascading rock cress. This is not my garden (though I wish it was).
We are starting to plan this trip. Three whole weeks in France this August for the family.
Like a child I am getting giddy already and the conversation around the dinner table tends to focus on this (just a little).
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
~ Nelson Mandela
This is not a small thing.
It is a big thing.
You can bet we’ll be revelling in the lead up and planning a ‘less is more’ trip.
I’ll be sharing a lot more about this in the coming months.
You can bet on that!
I’m stoked about these moccasins. And happy to have feet that take me places.
I am grateful we can enjoy simple foods like when we were kids. Homemade mac’n’cheese makes me a popular mom. I don’t mind that at all.
Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know I’ve been waiting for spring to come and save me, to renew me, and fill me with that sense of youthful promise we long for (maybe just a little) once we are grown.
Could it be that staying youthful is all about just sticking to (and celebrating) the basics?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I hope you all have a most wonderful spring weekend – whatever it is you do to celebrate Easter. We’ll be hunting for eggs and gathering around the table as always.
I think this year I might just make (a little) toast to myself. You know, for the little things 😉
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Robert Brault
Happy holiday weekend dearest IPOM readers – I’m looking forward to what YOU have to share this weekend….and thank you all for the blogging inspiration, feedback, and enthusiasm!
You all just make my day.
Yours in Less,