Oscar Wilde wrote-“I adore simple pleasures. As human beings we seek to be happy. We look to meet others who will “make” us happy and we work very hard to achieve what we think will bring us happiness. But we seem to be on a lifelong quest to find something that is elusive. We say, I would be happy. In the meantime, we overlook all the little opportunities for happiness that come to us each day."
Friends and I go out for dinner/ concerts .Or maybe it is just celebrating the Jewish Holidays, or Friday night services. But then there are the other simple pleasures, a calendar, both past, present and future of plays, concerts, etc. that give me new experiences and those Simple Pleasures.
Last Summer, my Family of 9: my daughter from Bethesda, Me from Memphis and my son's Family transferred back to Michigan this past Dec. (2013) from Memphis and my Boston sister-in-law's family of 8 were together for a week in Sea Pines, SC..It reaffirms once again what "Simple Pleasures" families are and will continue to be!
But before we all do it again in 2015 by going to the Outer-Banks of NC, and in spite of the fact that Old Man Winter is confused, I'm experiencing both Big and Simple Pleasures in West Bloomfield in a balmy 60s,,with my son and his family, including my 2 Grandsons and then back in late September for the holidays. And then changing course, I'm going to Bethesda in August for an outdoor concert at Wolf Trap and the beach with my daughter and her family-2 extremely hug-able Grandchildren and then travelling back for Thanksgiving.
So if you have a Sense of Adventure, can stand on a ladder to reach NEW Heights, if your baggage doesn't go over the limit, if you have the gift of gab, if you love romance and reaching beyond the Mundane, relish delving into new EXPERIENCES with the excitement and feeling that Love brings, Welcome to my World.
No Pollyanna am I, as my family and I have had our share of adversity in our lives.
I don learn something New daily. It may be observing my daughter and son's lives continue to unfold, or watching, as I have said, "The Apples of My Eyes" my 4 young grandchildren-2 to 5 years discovering the World. Then there are the simple pleasures of the friendship of my family and friends either hanging out, or maybe if you have light baggage, if you have the gift of gab, if you love romance and reaching beyond the Mundane, relish delving into new EXPERIENCES with the excitement. THIS IS THE REASON THAT I TOOK THE ROAD NOT TAKEN. I am checking shoe sizes, and in so doing, I am also reflecting on the many facets “that A special New Relationship brings. To My Family, my life will continue to be SHARING LOVE! "To Them and ALL the People in my Life a "DoubleChai,” I will expand my possibilities. With that said, is there someone who believes as I do in connecting 2 Souls for the Next Journey, hand in hand as the threads of both of our lives weave together creating OUR VERY OWN TAPESTRY.