Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Musings

"It's the little things that make up the richest part of the tapestry of our lives" -- Unknown

I read that quote and thought how true it is. We worry, fret and pray about the big things - but it is the little things in life that we miss and give life its joy and color. I think about seeing the Crocus bloom right on top of the snow - the first Robin of spring... Spotting a Cardinal that reminds me of my aunt or the Iris I had to leave behind when we moved.

Iris are especially meaningful to me because they were my grandmother's favorite flower. It was her life and death that convinced me to become a Christian. So I plant them in remembrance of her. This picture was the first year and the first bloom of my Iris patch at our old house. I don't have one here yet and I miss it. I see the shoots coming up and I know there will be no Iris here for me this year. No reminder - and it makes me sad.

I can fix it easily enough - and next year will be different. I know how much that means to me and then I think that maybe there are simple things I could do that would bring joy to someone else. Maybe it's someone who has a blog and needs followers, or their blog doesn't get comments very often. Maybe they need a friend to sit down and talk to or a ride somewhere... It doesn't have to be a grand gesture - sometimes it's the little things that stand out the most and make a huge difference in someone's life.

Have a great week. :o)


  1. Sweet tribute to your grandma, & your hubby too! Blessings! Connie

  2. Connie - Thank you. :o) Have a great week!

  3. May your garden be rich with an iris patch next spring, Lee. And, yes, I totally agree, so much of what is a gift to us comes in the little things!s

  4. Lovely sentiments and a wonderful reminder of your grandmother. Lilacs have special meaning for me. One whiff and I am transported home in an instant. "Live in the moment, laugh 'til you cry, and love with an open heart" That's my motto anyway. Have a great day!

  5. Eileen - Thank you. :o)

    Andrea - It's always nice to see you.

    Kim - Lilacs are wonderful too. They say scent is one of the most powerful ways to trigger memory. The first real house I lived in had a large lilac bush. Every time I see a picture of one I can almost smell it again. Great motto!