Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Keep a Cheerful Heart

Several years ago, one of my sisters gave me a card with a cow on the front, and it is taped to the front of the refrigerator where it can be seen every day.

The cow is cute but the card's Biblical message is more powerful.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine..." (Proverbs 17:22).

The complete proverb reads "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones."

That is so very true and, with all my heart, I try to keep a cheerful spirit despite difficulties, disappointments and world affairs.

It's hard sometimes, given the state of our country, world events, and personal problems, but it's sure better than being negative and unhappy.

It's easier to keep a cheerful heart in September because that's my birthday month and today is my birthday!

Each day of September, I try to do something nice for myself, such as opening a birthday card that comes in the mail or taking a mini-nap in the middle of a hectic day.

It's been a great month so far and I even chuckled that the habit of doing something nice for yourself is so therapeutic, it just might keep up come October 1st. ha!

(To the left is an apple and pumpkin candle burning in front of a statue of the Blessed Mother of Guadalupe, situated on a front hall table.)

Hubs gave me beautiful pink roses, stamps for my correspondence, and a written promise of three hours of professional housecleaning. Great gift.

Lots of other beautiful remembrances have also been part of my birthday and my heart overflows with gratitude.

If you are interested, I will share some of them in future posts. 

                                                                                            Birthday Cards

At this time, I'd like to say THANK YOU to readers of this blog because YOU are part of my daily dose of positive happenings in life.  

Your friendship and faithfulness are truly part of what helps me keep a cheerful heart!

So here are some pink roses to share with you!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Nutmeg Scented Geranium

Garden centers are great places to visit.

Even if one doesn't have a specific purchase in mind, its delightful to look at all the unique and varied plants on hand.

While visiting a garden center in New York state recently, on an excursion, I bought some lemon verbena and a most cherished nutmeg geranium.

  The fragrance that comes out when one rubs a leaf between the fingers is heavenly and is very reminiscent of the nutmeg used in baking.  Mmm mmm Wonderful scent!

Fragrant geraniums have always been favorites of mine but I've never had one with a nutmeg scent before.

How about you?  Have you ever grown a scented geranium?


Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Thought...

Today, seek peace.

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