Sunday, April 1, 2012

First Comes April and Then . . .

Most of us miss out on life's big prizes.
the Pulitzer, the Nobel, Oscars, Tony's, Emmy's.
But we are all eligible for life's small pleasures.
A pat on the back.
A kiss behind the ear.
A four pound bass.
A full moon.
An empty parking space.
A crackling fire.
A great meal.
A glorious sunset.
Hot soup.
Cold beer.
Don't fret about copping life's great awards.
Enjoy its tiny delights.
There is plenty for all of us.
Siew Eng

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Happy Spring Days


dee dee said...

Goodmorning Lynne,
Thank you for visiting my blog and coming my newest follower! I'm following you back! Love your quote on spring... which is really just beautiful this year! Have a great weekend....
dee dee

Lynn said...

Hello Lynne,

This lazy Sunday afternoon prompted me to find you this.

“April wind is soft and warm as a baby's crib. It breathes on the crab apple tree until white blossoms open out, smeared with pink. The smell is sweeter than honey- suckle and brings bees swarming over the blossoms.”
― The Education of Little Tree

Happy weekend

Thistle Cove Farm said...

we've got it all wrong. the big prizes are the ones that bring us lasting joy...a beautiful sunset, home made bread, peace with God.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Lynne, Today was cool here in Chicagoland, but for the first time it smelled like spring. Then my honey brought me a Easter lily, and that sealed the deal...Spring has Sprung! I'll meet you in that field...;-) Love, Penny

GardenofDaisies said...

So true!! All the special little things that can put a smile on our faces each day. Thanks for the reminder.
(The sugar bowl is the Woodland by Briard.)

Roselie said...

You are so true! Thanks for reminding us about the simple pleasures of life, they are too important to forget.

koralee said...

Oh I do love this...I just read this quote the other day...tee hee but can't remember the cold beer part! Love your image today. Happy Easter week to you. xoxox

Nancy said...

Pretty garden. Love those chairs!

Pondside said...

I can't wait for real Spring to arrive! We have a large lavender bed and one of my great summer pleasures is to sit out in the morning and take deep breaths of lavender-scented air.
....but first, we need spring!

Jenny Woolf said...

How true! I wouldn't trade these for an Oscar - though of course an Oscar would be nice:)

Carol said...

Love the list of small pleasures! Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

Blue skies overhead here this week-end. Just waiting for my irises to bloom and then the day will be perfection. Happy spring to you! Love ya!!