11 April 2012

Spot Of Light

It's been of late a tough row to hoe here in the People's Republic of Gumbolia. Feeling a bit like being trapped in the northeast quarter of a tropical storm. My general outlook has been, shall we say, less than sunny.

I was challenged recently to find at least one good thing about my day. Just one, as an exercise in looking for the good in life.

Tonight, I stood at my kitchen windows, rubbing my face with my hands in an attempt to wipe away the anxiety.  I looked between my fingers, outside, where a smudge of pale bluish-purple caught my eye. I looked closer.

The lilacs are in bloom. I think I actually smiled.


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  2. Whoops, wrong account.

    I was trying to say...my lilacs are out!

    Which makes me remember....I need a lilac bush at the new house!

  3. I'm glad you found a smile in the lilacs.

  4. @terlee: Find where you can, and enjoy them :)

  5. Hang in there Gumby. Hope you have a nice weekend. xo

  6. Lilacs, will do that to you. You just have to be able to see.

  7. Oh honey, now it is lilacs, soon it will be so many good things, you will have trouble remembering them all to tell us :)

  8. I am glad things are better in Gumbolia. In Gumbolandia, the hydrangeas are blooming.


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