Or..thou mayest. You have a choice. To be happy or not to be happy. So today, the first day of May, I choose to be happy. Such a beautiful time of year!
Today I am going to see all that I have, not all that I have lost! I have made a choice, a conscious effort to move ahead. To learn new things, meet new people, see the beauty in life. I will plant my flowers, plant my trees and watch them grow and I will look at people and see the good in them if I possibly can. If I think positive I will attract the positive to me. Spring..new beginnings! It's your choice. You can choose. Isn't it wonderful?
I decided to add to this post because I am off to the Home Show with one of my best friends tomorrow and won't be posting again until next week.
I just wanted to share this with you. I decided long ago that I wanted a rose arbor..so in my last home..the one I left after Frank's death. Frank put up the arbor for me....he showed me how to plant roses. He showed me how to garden.
I had found the perfect rose that I wanted to grow over it and couldn't wait to get them started. The name of the rose was AMERICA. I loved the name and I loved the rose. It took a bit of patience but I kept persisting and tying and finally..I realized that I had done it. I had created my rose arbor. Every morning I could look out my kitchen window and see my rose arbor. I had lovely cut roses in my home...and I loved every minute of it! A dream come true, really. People would stop their cars and get out to walk up the little hill and look at it. I was so proud of it..I went on and planted many more roses..made a garden, planted redwoods..
I just wanted to share it with you..because...
even though I lost my other life my roses are gone, my arbor is gone..and am having to start again...
I still had Mele and she had to start again too..we had both lost something wonderful. She had come to this home a tiny new puppy.
I laid every single brick, and planted every single flower...there were none when I came.
The important part is that I still have those memories. I loved every minute of it. It was a wonderful time. The second chapter of my life had ended and I had to go on.
And we did it! Mele and I went on and we have a new home and a wonderful new person in our lives to love and who loves us. We were open to it and it happened. This is the third and final chapter of my life. T and I will be married one year this June 23rd. Between us..we would have had over 100 years of marriage. Doesn't that make you smile? It makes us smile! I want to fill it with wonderful people and wonderful things.
Sooo...that's what I'm doing!
I wish you joy!