My family of 9 from Bethesda and Memphis and my Boston sister-in-law's family of 8 were together for a week in Pines, SC.. It reaffirms once again what "Simple Pleasures" families are and will continue to be!
"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 and undefined. We say, "if only it were this way, I would be happy and content.” In the meantime, we overlook all the little opportunities for happiness that come to us each day."
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-1 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 going out for dinner/ concerts.Or maybe it is just celebrating the Jewish Holidays, a wedding, a B'nai Mitzvah or Friday night services. But then there are the other simple pleasures, that my family and friends are always kidding me about-"No grass grow under my feet." with a calendar, both past, present and future of plays, concerts, etc. that give me new experiences and those Simple Pleasures.
As Shel Silverstein wrote-
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."
So if you have a Sense of Adventure, can stand on a ladder to reach NEW Heights, 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 continue to 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.