Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I Smiled

Yes, I smiled
when at breakfast this morning
with their favorite French Toast
my youngest granddaughter looked at me and said
"grandma, what is good about being old?"

the word
Peace came out of my mouth
along with contentment...

This one
with not the greatest childhood,
young marriage, house full of children,
divorce, striking out on her own,
new careers and finally in a cottage by the woods
surrounded by nature - is at Peace.

Peace and contentment
seemed a long time arriving
but it is wonderful.

Just wish some health issues were not surfacing
but it sure could be worse.

this makes me smile
and my precious

grandma thanks you for asking
and reminding me
how special is this time of life....


Hill Top Post said...

Children do have a way of asking things that makes one think. Peace and contentment, a perfect answer. Also, one might add, and,
special times with our precious little ones!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Ah, peace and contentment. In our 'older' age we slow down and think more about life and all it entails.

I wish you much continued peace and contentment and good times with sweet Amelia~ Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Tabor said...

What a super wise old soul in that sweet little body. You are certainly blessed with such a relationship!! Peace and time to think and having control of one's time are all important to me.

lil red hen said...

With your busy life in the past, it's wonderful you've found peace and contentment now. You made me smile with the sweet comment you left for me. On some days we need those encouraging words.

Judy said...

That's what I love about children--they ask the most honest and simplest questions, with no fear they will be reprimanded for those questions. She has peace and contentment now---little does she know that it will come back to her in 70 years :-)

Sharon said...

Such wonderful visits you have with your grandchildren ~ thank you for sharing. Your stories and encouraging words give me hope for my own future as a grandmother. Peace, contentment, and gratitude are the greatest gifts.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mary, Lorraine, Tabor, Charlotte, Judy and Marcia, this one
thanks you for visitiing.

Laura said...

I'm so happy about your response. I think despite the health challenges, if we enter a moment fully we are able to feel the truth of contentment and peace in our lives (in between the hubbub of other passing experiences:-)

Wisewebwoman said...

Yes. Your one word is so perfect.

I would also add the word "slow" in the best possible sense of the word.

Time to do, to dream, to think, even to get down and hurt a little bit.

Magical days.


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Laura and WWW,
as always
thank you for your kind and wise words.