Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday Smiles

It's late. The rest of the house is sleeping, but clearly not the rest of the world. Through my open bedroom window, I could hear the coyotes calling to each other a while ago, but they have long since hushed themselves to join me in eavesdropping on the nearby shindig. It's a rare occurrence to hear such a hullabaloo on a street inhabited exclusively by my family and retired couples; my best guess is that it's echoing down to our street from somewhere up the hill. If the music is any indication, they're re-shooting a saloon scene from an old western movie. The bass is plunking away with a tune I'm pretty sure is straight out of "Bonanza," and there is singing, shouting, and dogs barking. I can't help but smile at the sound.

But it's just been a smiling sort of Saturday! Other smiles were...

1. My new print from Kaytch, with C.S. Lewis' quote: "Courage, dear heart."

2. My wee rose bush! I thought I had totally killed it, and was so sad! But now, after a couple weeks of babying it, these tiny little leaves magically appeared. I'm ridiculously excited about them. Aren't they cute??

3. This new marking on my calendar! I get to go see my dear friend in 3 weeks!! She may have only been gone a short time so far, but I'm already missing her to pieces and glad to have a countdown!

4. The glorious warmth and sunshine today.

5. ...and getting to spend the lovely day with this wonderful girl!

What have your smiles been today?


Elanee said...

Loved this recap of your day:) I missed seeing you Saturday:) but I'm glad you had a good day:) it's SO good to look for things in life that make us smile:)
Some of mine recently have been

Watching little kids faces at church,
Hearing my Dad give a devotional at a birthday party
Seeing my brother swim in the ocean
Receiving a sweet thank you note from a friend
Encouraging verses in Scripture
Answered prayers
Seeing a friend's for sale sign down, and knowing that they're here to stay:)
Oh and I could go on and on, but I'll stop there:) needless to say, God's Been Good:)

Thank you for encouraging me today:)

Kaytra Copper said...

How am I just seeing this?? YIPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am so stoked! I love your pic and mine, and I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOUR FACE!!