Tuesday, September 7, 2010

" I see trees of green, red roses,too, i see them bloom for me and you- And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue, clouds of white, the bright blessed day, dark sacred night, and i think to myself, what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky. are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands saying " How do you do?" they're really saying, I love you. " Louis Armstrong- What a wonderful World.

I just love that song. it was hard not to include all of the lyrics- i just about did! i sing it to myself when i get a little down, and it cheers me up. this weekend was a wonderful time for me, and i hope for all of my family. i just love it when we all get together! my children and their spouses were all here, and we went to see my dad on Saturday.Saturday night we were having a meal and i looked around the table. everyone was there and i thought i was just about the luckiest person on earth! we had a good meal, and my son( as usual) was making everyone laugh. one of the jokes was at my expense. you see, one time a few years ago, we were heading for a vacation to the beach.if you are familiar with the terrain of coastal south carolina, you know that  there are great stretches of marsh land, with roots and "knees" of trees sticking out of large areas of the marsh land.  i do not know what made me think this, but i thought that what i was seeing was ostriches. i said oh, look, an ostrich farm! ( no, i was not wearing my glasses!). well, my kids have  never let me forget that one. as luck would have it, the next trip we took was a driving trip out west. we actually saw an ostrich farm- big sign and everything .my kids made me get out of the car and stand in front of it so they could take a picture! how i wish they would forget that one- but i am afraid it comes out from time to time at family get togethers.

i had a great belated birthday celebration this year. i really, super appreciate all of our family  time together, and the fact that i am actually having another birthday. Karen made a comment on my last blog- about the fact that she and her husband are actually doing the things that they talk about doing. you know, we do not often get second chances in life, and my husband and i agreed that this is something that we need to do. why is it so hard to have more fun, do more things? we sure get ourselves to work and work all of the hours that we are scheduled. i think that i ( and many others, i am sure) need to be sure that we have all of the fun that we can. we need to take this seriously! this is our life, and we need to do more, cherish more, and have more fun. this truly is a wonderful world, and i for one am going to try to enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. what a great reminder to stop just doing the mundane work and do the fun stuff too!