Friday, July 11, 2008

Happiness and Thankfulness

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life
are something to do, something to love,
and something to hope for.
-Joseph Addison

I could add a good many things to that list: unyielding faith in an eternal God, spa pedicures, cold lemonade, tied-together-by-our-souls friends and flowers.

And better yet, friends with flowers. Buckets and buckets of flowers. Friends who, on the same day you're prescribed a course of antibiotics for whooping cough (whooping cough?!), instantly brighten up your day by filling your arms with an enormous bucket of zinnias, marigolds and bachelor buttons. Don't you just feel your own kind of happiness when you look at sights such as this?

I thought so. Me too.

Wish I had enough flowers to fill the arms of a few friends who've meant the world to me this week: Sall, Karin, Shelley, Jan and Sondra. Big blooming thanks to you all. Thank you for being such a blessing. -Brin