So far, it seems like 2012 has been an uphill
climb.  We’ve had quite a few setbacks and disappointments. There
was the vandalism.  We’ve had problems with renters. I lost two duck hatches and Sammy.  We had a flying bug infestation.  We could  use more money and less crises.  And time, there never seems to be enough of it. 
Which makes for not enough sleep.  Taxes aren’t done.  Garden isn’t ready.  I could really use a haircut.
  So it seems appropriate that today is Easter. A time of mourning is passing and rebirth is upon us.  It’s time to count our blessings, clean out the old and get ready for renewal.  It could be worse, right?
  Yes, we are blessed.  Our family is healthy and our children are safe.  We have shelter, food, money enough to live comfortably.  We have our farm and our animals and our freedom.  We've had an early spring and lots of sunshine to warm our hearts.  The trees have been blooming like crazy and the grass is green green green!    
  A quick look around is all it takes to remind me of how good we have it.  And to remember not to take life for granted.  We may not have won the Lottery, but we still got Lucky.

  This time of year is so special, there is so much to look forward to.  The earth holds a promise of great things to come and the signs are everywhere.  I wasn't the only one who noticed.  
  I may not be ready for the garden, but the garden is ready for me.  My volunteer lettuce is sprouting up all over the place!
  Is it possible that the strawberries will be two months early this year?
  I haven't found our morels yet, but I did spot this cool looking fungus.   
  And finally, if I haven't shaken off the blues yet, I need only go visit Snort.  She doesn't let her crooked nose dampen her spirits.  She is a fiesty fun little pig!
  Happiness is a state of mind.  Choose to be happy and it will happen.  So, no, I won't be defeated by the challenges we are facing.  It makes me stronger and more determined.  More thankful.  You never know what tomorrow will bring.  It's a brand new day!
  I hope you and yours enjoy your blessings this Easter!

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08/28/2012 11:58

Interesting thoughts.


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