Dorothy said it best: “ There’s no place like home”
I just got home from a 4 day visit to the coast, where I had a wonderful time sightseeing, spending time at the ocean beach collecting rocks and shells, meeting new people, eating great food staying at a wonderful Inn and just having a great adventure.
But, arriving home, walking into my cozy living room and relaxing on my comfy couch is the best feeling.
It’s nice to get away but it’s always good to come home.
And I am giving thanks this evening that I have a nice home to come to.
Yesterday on my walk I was tired from the uphill climb to get to the grocery store and then on my way back I was burdened down with the two heavy bags I was carrying.
I stopped to rest on a bench and happened to notice a solitary Buttercup blooming. The little waxy bright yellow flower brought a smile to my face as it looked so cheerful. Even though it was not very big, nor in a prominent place, it still bloomed and in doing so made a difference in my life that day.
Remember—You Matter—wherever you are, bloom where you are planted, and you will make someone’s day better.
While on a recent visit to an Oregon coastal town I came upon this unusual sight as I was out walking to the beach.
There, high in a bush, was a crab. It was not alive, but it looked real.
I was puzzled at how it had gotten there but I never did find out, so I imagined the positive and decided it must have went on an adventure one day, took a challenge from a seagull to climb a tree and ended up not being able to get back down.
The positive part is that it was adventurous, it left it’s comfort zone and took a chance, many of us don’t do that out of fear or complacity, and even though perhaps the crab didn’t end up with the happy ending he’d hoped for, at least he won at his life’s challenge and