The New Year is coming

The New Year is coming

In the gray of the morning, a little pink came out to surprise us with the joy of nature. It is quiet in our house now, with my grand daughter having gone back to San Francisco on the 22nd. All the toys are stored, and the quiet of the morning is almost overwhelming.

Little children bring such amazing joy to your life, with their exuberance in the questions about everything. Everything is new and wonderful to them. When we are young we see things so very differently than we do as we become adults. It is too bad we can not keep some of the innocence as our lives grow with our age.

The first day Claire left, I enjoyed the quiet, (sort of) but by the second and third I missed the joy of her laughter, the questions about everything and the hugs and kisses.

As my house recovers from our colds, and life gets back to “normal” I pause to wonder, what can we do to bring the joy that children see on daily basis into our lives?

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Nature caught while shopping for a Christmas Tree

Nature caught while shopping for a Christmas Tree

I love what you find when you are not looking. We were looking for the perfect Christmas Tree and the beauty of this field and little shed captured my attention and made me think I need to start painting again soon. I miss the wonderful feeling of placing paint on the canvas and joy or discovering how colors look in juxtaposition.

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Do you see the stars or the tree?

Do you see the stars or the tree?

Oscar Wilde once said “I may be laying in the gutter, but I am looking at the stars.”

My son Chadwyck Wirtz shared this photo with me and made me think about our vision of the world.

Do you see the tree, the stars or both? Or do you see something else? The joy of the moment?

Views or visions that make you think of something other than what you really see can bring such joy in life.

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