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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Looks Like Spring

Picture was taken
several days ago
from front porch
wish I had taken it,

Why do I keep looking at it?

"your intellect may be confused
but your emotions
will never lie to you"

All is well
but different.

Want so to spread mulch,
clean flower beds,
walk in the woods,
not yet or will it return?

But can write, read, use the camera.

Now the word I begin each day with is


easier said than done

but can be accomplished

if you learn to be thankful

for small beginnings.......


Pienosole said...


Tabor said...

I love that painting with your reflection in the photo. That is perfect and really tells so much of a story. But you need to tell us about that picture and why you took it! Glad you are on the sunny side now.

Mindy said...

Beginnings are good. So glad you are feeling well enough to write and take such beautiful photos. You are a gem!

Marcie said...

Accept is a very good word and a good practice. Thank you for the reminder!

Judy said...

Accept? A difficult thing for those of us that were such active gardeners and doers.
Every twinge in my back reminds me---I am not 65 anymore.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

'Accept' is a good word for all of us to learn. One to put into practice every single day we are blessed with.

Love, hugs & prayers for you dear Ernestine ~ FlowerLady

Judi said...

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And, the wisdom to know the difference

The Serenity Prayer has helped me live with a fairly good peace of mind and serenity on a daily basis. Not always perfectly, but I try, try, and try. That's all I have been asked to do. Once I had an experience where this voice told me while I was standing in the pasture that "all I had to do today, was just be" It almost brought me to my knees but I changed that day. I was such a doer and a driven person but it was such a grace filled moment I could not go on being the way I was.

I know you want to do more, but more is already what you are. Loving

Wisewebwoman said...

Acceptance is a challenge, I have found that counting the "glads" in my day really help me. I am glad I can still walk even badly. I am glad I can grind coffee beans. I am glad I was able to chat to Betty today without being impatient with her dementia. I am glad my medications are working. I am glad we have universal health care for everyone. I am glad I am still driving.

XO dear Ernestine.

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