June 11, 2018

HEARTENED



Yesterday’s search for a good photograph of Carol and Robert disheartened me.  Every folder I looked in had wonderful pictures of friends, but they weren’t with us anymore.  After quite a long search, I found the image I used.  That will teach me not to forget to take photos.  This morning, I was determined to post something cheerful, some happy personality.

This granddaughter’s images fill folder after folder with happy images.  Her mother Margot sends me almost one a day.  Her friend, and Zoe’s friend Joseph, sends even more.  They are always happy, joyous, and filled with marvelous freedom.  She dances, she fills the air with good cheer, and she delights. 

I know my legions of dead friends did that too long ago.  Many friends now dance too…but in the pool.  I was welcomed back to aerobics with great enthusiasm by everyone this morning.  I was truly surprised by the welcome tho I didn’t stay long.  I came home knowing what person would hearten me with their enthusiasm…the youngest granddaughter, Zoe.                           
                     


Photo: Joseph.
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·       Himself:  New client and a full inbox.  And he reminds me that none of us get out of this alive.         
·       Herself:  Really pretty darned good.  Listening to friend Camille in the hot tub…her sister in law is dying.  I care. 
·       Reading:  Hillerman,….it will be a while before I get through them.      
·       Watching:   Monday is always “Antiques Roadshow.”  I learn a lot.  Last night was “Top Chef.”  I learn a lot there too.
·       Gratitudes:   Joseph, Margot, Zoe, Camille, and dear G.


10 comments:

  1. So wonderful to have someone in your life to bring you joy consistently.

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  2. Precious young woman! How fortunate you are to have her fill the spaces in your life!

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  3. Love to you and Zoe. Grandkids fill a lot of spaces. Smiles and hugs.

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  4. How wonderful to get those joyful images so often.

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  5. Children make me smile more than ever before, even stranger's children get a smile from me. I love watching little ones learning to crawl. Such a delight...

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  6. p.s. I remembered later on that we didn't do any pictures of us enjoying our breakfast together! :/ Darn it!

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