Somedays one just feels blue, and somedays it is the blue things that can make one smile in an ordinary day. The latter is the case for me today. Sharing some of my "blue smiles" with you since you stopped by.
The above counted-cross stitched piece was made especially for me many years ago. It's intricate design and stitching makes it a real treasure to me.
I like to use miscellaneous plates as picture frames. Here I framed a picture from years ago, of our oldest daughter and her cousin. It sits on a shelf in our bedroom and adds a smile to my day everytime I see it. I look at their little selves sitting on their grandpa's lawn tractor twenty some years ago, and am reminded that they had no idea the interesting directions their lives would take them at that time.
Another bit of blue that brightened my day when I received it recently. Her touch of patriotism on Memorial Day.
This favorite picture from "Country Living" magazine serves as a reminder to me, to take time throughout my very busy weeks, to kick back and relax for a brief reprieve. It is crucial for me to do that. Like my mother says, "take time to come apart so that you don't come apart." She's known for her own special sayings, most are from her beloved Bible.
Most everyday this" blue" category is part of my daily intake, along with my Vanilla Almond Special K and skim milk. Always makes me happy. What is your favorite cereal?
Last, but not least the pot of blue and white flowers that sits on my porch. The flag was added on Memorial Day, when I took the picture. The tiny blue and white flowers multiply daily. The pink geraniums planted in the pot have not bloomed yet, but there are buds ready to open.
Oh, I know there are big issues facing each of our lives today, but I thought you might enjoy a few moments of "happy blues" with me. Good morning friends! Blessings to you! Don't forget to take a few minutes to "come apart and prop up your feet" for a brief reprieve, even if it is 5 minutes.