Friday, October 28, 2011

Things that make you smile

Here are a few inspiring thoughts that I received from my friend Farida in Texas.
  • Take chances
  • Tell the truth
  • Date someone totally wrong for you
  • Say NO
  • Spend your cash
  • Get to know someone random
  • Be random
  • Say I LOVE YOU
  • Sing out loud
  • Laugh at stupid jokes
  • Cry
  • Apologize
  • Tell someone how much they mean to you
  • Tell a jerk what you think
  • Laugh till your stomach hurts
  • Live life
  • Regret nothing
and the one I really like:  At least once a year, go to someplace you've never been before

and I added this: and watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset

This year, I went to a place I've been before but had never watched the sun set.  I had the privilege to see the sunset with someone I love - my grandson Ronin. 

Happy Weekend,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Diwali

For all my Hindu family and anyone else celebrating Diwali, Happy Diwali to each and every one if you.  I received this from one of my long time friends Paul - a friendship that has lasted for more than 45 years.  I'm glad that I can still say that after all this time, we are still friends.

This is not related to Diwali but I have a hibiscus plant that I pruned in the spring (so short that it looked almost bald).  During the summer, I put it in the sunroom and within a couple of weeks, it started to put out lots of new shoots.  A short time after that (at the end of July) it started to bloom with at least 2-3 flowers every day.  It has not stopped blooming since that time.  About two weeks ago, I had to bring it inside as it's getting too cool in the sunroom.  Well, this is what it looks like today.  There are six flowers on it and it looks so beautiful.  The colour is a gorgeous apricot with a rich, red centre.  I was so totally expecting that all the flowers would fall off when I brought it in but they didn't, so this is what I come down stairs to each morning. 

I know, I know that this is not unusual if you live in tropical climes but in Winnipeg - well that's another story!  The picture doesn't do the flowers justice; nevertheless, it's  worth sharing.

Enjoy the rest of Diwali