Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Alphabet Soup....

Morning Glory from Seeds from my Garden is back with her Alphabet soup! Here is what she says:

"Well, here goes another round of Alphabet Soup. Tuesday will be the day of the week to share a list of things that add joy and pleasure to your life, all beginning with the specific letter of the alphabet."

And today we start with the letter A. If you want to join in, please use the logo (I haven't got the code if there is one! Yet....) and link back to her blog, and leave a comment for her too, to let her know you have posted! Thanks!
  • My son and his wife both have names starting with A, so they go top of the list. What a delight they are! I am so blessed.
  • Anticipation - of being a Granny in February next year. Oh, the excitement!
  • Apples - my tree is groaning with wonderful apples at the moment, and I have been sitting down peeling and coring and making apple pie fillings to freeze. Apples and custard is also a favourite.
  • Aeroplanes - yes, they do take people I love far way, but they also take me to see them, and bring them home again. How lucky we are to live in a time when travel is possible for so many.
  • Autumn - golden colours as the seasons change, and the celebration of harvest and all the good things grown.
  • Art - I have the most beautiful paintings around my home. Some of the country where I was born, some of family, some painted by my children over the years, and some by my friends. All bring joy to my heart.
  • Age - Morning Glory lists age as well, and I am following her example because I, too, have learnt to celebrate all the good which comes from the passing years. Experiences, adventures, blessings, together with celebrations and tribulations all add up to what we hope is growing wisdom. Well, a little! And as I get older, I hope I never stop learning, or celebrating the years which are a tapestry in glorious colours, of my life. Age has many benefits. You no longer dwell on the immediate too long, but on the wider picture. That has nothing to do with failing eyesight, though maybe that could be an example of wisdom. Hmmmm. I can see a post coming. Eyes. Age. Perspective. Wisdom. Watch this space.

I am sure there are many more As that I could think of and probably will through the day, I am sure. It is so lovely, you know, to focus on the things which add joy and pleasure to our lives. You can't help but smile as you think about them!

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Very good thoughts! I should dwell on the good A's in my life. Right now I'm thinking of a not so good A - my automobile has to be towed somewhere today and hopefully fixed quickly - the starter has conked out. Can't get along without my minivan and all those car seats for very long!

Glad to hear from you this morning - or your afternoon. Hope your day is going well!

Morning Glory said...

I really like your list! It also reminds me of some I forgot. It must be the "age" thing.....

I emailed you the code.

Crystal said...

Your list could nearly be mine, I think! Such good thoughts and yes - I did smile! I'm looking forward to the aging post - I know it will be a good one. Good luck with the apple project - you shall be able to have desserts when you can't afford groceries!

Butterfly Mama said...

I love you list and all the things on it!

Thanks for sharing,
Heidi

Isabelle said...

Age brings retirement - that's the big advantage I'm looking forward to!

Nice cheery list.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

So sorry about your knee. Hope all goes well...and that you can get on with what you want to do. I so agreed with the AGE word for alphabet soup..... I believe it is so much easier the older we get. Just because of the wonderful life experiences we have had. Blessings to you on your recuperating. I went about 10 months before having an elbow surgery...it wasn't in my head at all. Just didn't get better. Much improved now. Keep well.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Now that's lovely. It doesn't look easy at all so I truly am impressed with all your thoughts. I love to read anything you write, though, so I guess I'm no longer objective about it.

Oh, I have tried repeatedly to get your blog to refresh on my new blogger thingy. I am unhappy with the fact that it's still showing you last posted a week ago. Guess that I need to do some major research in order to fix it.

I do envy you your apple tree and how!

meggie said...

I note that all your A thoughts are good ones. I can think of a couple of notsogood ones...

Edith said...

Love your post - wish I had seen it earlier in the day as maybe I could have joined in.

Hope the knee pain goes down - and you have a blessed day.

Susie said...

Hi Linds,
Sorry I haven't been by for a while, but your blog feed is not showing up in my reader. (I realize that there are a good number that are not)
Loved your A meme. I haven't done this one yet. The picture of your knee makes me think it must be so painful. I can't imagine they make you keep waiting when it looks like that.
I'll try to not rely on my feeder for a while and just check here.
xo

Needled Mom said...

Great job on the "A" meme. I'd really have to put my thinking cap on to come up with a list like that. I like the AGE one. Yes, celebrate each year because it is better than the alternative.

Sandra said...

I love your list Linds and I'm so glad MG is back with the Alphabet Soup :)

Crystal said...

Hey - you changed your template! It looks so peaceful and inviting. I love that cocoa brown colour. Take care!!

Chris said...

Love, LOVE, ***LOVE*** the new look!!!

I thought you'd stopped writing and were depressed about the knee or something since Bloglines won't bring me your blog anymore. I knew that couldn't be the case, so I've been popping by to check up on you. Are you up for a call Saturday evening?

Linds said...

now if I could just get into the blog it would help enormously.....

Lori said...

Enjoyed reading your list.