Painted Ponies

While visiting my Mom yesterday, she took me to meet a wonderful little lady who lives there in the adult care home.  There are only about nine residents in the home, so it’s a rather intimate little group.

Each person there is probably wishing they weren’t trapped in bodies that are failing them now.  It’s so sad to see them all sitting around the living room, mostly asleep in the recliners.  Some are in their rooms, but no one seems very happy.  The food is decent (nothing to write home about) and healthy, the grounds outside are lovely, and the staff is very helpful and pleasant.

But back to the lovely lady that Mom introduced me to.  She has a shelf in her room with these painted ponies and she adores them.  She was thrilled when I asked her if I could photograph them.  All I had with me was my phone but it was enough to make her feel good.  Sometimes it’s the smallest of things we can provide for someone else to make them smile.

Live every day to the fullest … Namaste’

06.28.14paintedponies

 

Circuses and Monkeys

Have you ever been in a situation where you find yourself caught up in someone else’s drama?  I imagine the answer to that question is “Well, of course I have, Reggie!”  Haven’t we all?  And haven’t we tried to “fix” it or intervene somehow, thinking we should?

When I saw this picture the other day on my friend’s social media feed, not only did I laugh my butt off, it made me think of all the times I really could have used this, and believe me, there are too many to count.  Just wanted to share this with you.  You can be sure I’ll be using this in my life more often 🙂

I’ll be getting back to posting some images when we’re back from our vacation.  See you then!  Namaste’

Not my circus Not my monkeys

 

Canines and One Feline Cooling Off

Seeing as how lots of us in the western U.S. are sweltering right now, I thought I’d post this really “cool” video of a happy pack of dogs and one cat cooling off at the beach in Australia.  And they’re all doing it to the hit song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.  Best version I’ve ever seen!  And thanks, Leslie, for sending it.  Enjoy and Namaste’