MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO THE CREATOR

STRAWBERRY

The summer solstice, the official start of summer is the longest day of the year, and this year it was accompanied by a fairly rare event: it coincides with a so-called “strawberry moon,” the folkloric name given to June’s full moon.

According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” the strawberry moon was given that name by the Algonquin tribes because it occurs right at the height of the season when strawberries are harvested. Other names for this month’s full moon are the “hot moon” and the “rose moon.”

Isn’t it funny and wonderful that despite all the ways we have to entertain ourselves we can still be in awe of the moon?  

Wishing you a week filled with wonder

bernadette

I am also linking this post to Ruth Ayer’s wonderful web page – Ruth Ayers Writes. If you get a chance go visit. You will leave feeling happy.

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.  THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

 

CELEBRATING OUR GRANDDAUGHTER’S 3RD BIRTHDAY

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.  THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

 

HBDMAYA

FOR MAYA AT THREE YEARS OLD

HOW CAN THIS
WEE LITTLE MINION
WIELD SUCH
STRONG OPINIONS
THAT AT THE AGE OF THREE
SHE HAS ALREADY DECREED
ONLY AVOCADOS FOR ME
ABSOLUTELY NO BROCCOLI.

AND WHEN DID SHE
MASTER THE ART
OF SLIGHT OF HAND
SO THAT ONE OFFERED COOKIE
BECOMES TWO
AS SHE PLANNED.

HOW DOES SUCH A
TINY TOT KNOW
THAT MY SOLE PURPOSE IS
TO COLOR AND ROLL PLAY DOUGH
TO NEVER MAKE HER EAT
ANYTHING GREEN
TO HAVE PLENTY OF COOKIES
AND ACKNOWLEDGE SHE IS THE QUEEN
WHO RULES OVER HER TOTALLY
BESOTTED BY LOVE GRANDPARENTS.

Wishing you a sweet little ruler in your life,

Bernadette

 

CELEBRATE – COMING FULL CIRCLE

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

According to the American Heritage Dictionary the meaning of the phrase coming to full circle is: When something “comes full circle,” it completes a cycle, returns to its beginnings.

I am celebrating that as this new year of 2016 begins I have come full circle.

full circle

I chose last year as my word to define my life in 2015 light hearted.  Things went well until early spring and then a series of heart breaking event occurred in my life.  As each event happened, it became increasingly more difficult to cling to even a shred of a light hearted attitude toward life.  I found myself at the end of 2015 feeling very glum and being very sure I did not have the emotional resources to change my attitude.   But I tried.  And I am here to celebrate that I have come full circle.  Although I have chosen another word to define my life this year, I am starting this year with the same attitude as last year.  I am willing to be open to the possibility of letting my heart be light on a daily basis.

Wishing you a light heart in 2016,

Bernadette

P.S.  My word for 2016 is PERSEVERANCE

CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.  THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

This week again it was hard to move my soul to celebration.  But, once more, I think that I am getting this idea of celebrating wrong.  I am concentrating on the grand moments of life.  The blow out the candle and make a wish moments and not realizing that these glorious moments are built on celebrating the ordinary moments of my life.

One of the consistent ordinary moments of my life is my morning walk.  This week there has been much to celebrate about my my morning ambulations.

The first is the beauty of my little town all decked out and waiting for the holiness of Christmas and the fun of Santa.

The second ordinary moments on my walks I celebrate this week has been the amazing balmy December weather we have been enjoying this December in New Jersey.

And this third ordinary moment I captured was this poor, little, confused pussy willow trying to bloom for Christmas:

pussywillow

I felt like he was the Little Drummer Boy of the the tree world this week.  Trying to show some flourish up against all those big pines full of lights and colored ornaments.

Wishing you a week filled with ordinary moments worth celebrating,

Bernadette