met up with my bookclub
for a late holiday brunch
in one of my favorite places
some of my favorite people
lots of bad gifts
a full morning of laughter.
a couple of people even read the book.
“laughter is an instant vacation.”
what an incredible way to say goodbye to a year
walking across a frozen lake with special friends
while wrapped up for sub-zero temps
with twinkling snowflakes swirling down in silence
under the watchful eye of a beautiful moon
and waking up to see it all in a new light in the morning
as we welcome in the new year
“i always loved the idea that a photograph was a memory frozen in time.”
envelope left behind by a kinder in my class
who created it for someone special.
‘i have found that if you love life, life will love you back.’
the kinders travel hand in hand.
“remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
that’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”
the world of friendship
sharing a single language
crosses all borders.
“a single rose can be my garden…
a single friend, my world.”
ann arbor art fair july, 2017
i love her final gesture
and it made me give pause –
if i were to go today
i would leave behind the following things for others to enjoy:
$7.oo, a sock monkey, photographs, glitter, collage projects, letters and books.
i hope there is no fighting over the monkey.
“laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”
credits: getty images, mental floss
the ponies and friends all came out for the dance party
this time is was a love fest and tea
everyone was welcome
all colors, sizes, shapes and species
they were in their finest fancy fashions
and ready to have fun.
one pony told them she didn’t want to come
because it looked like a boring party
they were kind of sad but then they thought
maybe some other ponies had been mean to her once
and she was just acting that way
because she didn’t want to get her feelings hurt again
so they invited her back and showed her how to be nice.
“kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”