Unexpected Gifts

It’s hard to think it’s the second day of August; July flew by as fast as June did.

Last Saturday J and I went to Minnesota. We gathered with his folks, siblings and a few Aunts and Uncles for trip to the lake. I will be sharing more details and pictures on Tuesday’s post. As for now, it’s back to the hay fields.

August 2

It’s really nice to get of the ranch for a few days. We enjoyed seeing different country, spending time with family and relaxing. On the way home we made a spontaneous stop to look at a farm truck and got to spend the night at Mike and KJ’s house.

I’m a homebody and was glad to get back, sleep in my own bed and do chores. Molly was really excited to see us.

August 2

Remember to look for the unexpected gifts in life. Experienced personally or witnessed from afar, they are all around you. A smile, a comfortable pause in a conversation, the way a child laughs or a loving glance between two people. They are to remind you that your existence here on Earth is full of miracles.

Seen on Wisdom Bits Google+ page Friday August 1, 2014.

August 2

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. ~ Og Mandino

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6 Responses to Unexpected Gifts

  1. Cheri says:

    Love your quote.
    I too am a homebody. I like going on a mini vaca or road trip, but it’s so nice to be home.
    Cheri

  2. Bonnie says:

    I have tried to make it a point to appreciate those little gifts all around us. I savor my mornings on the porch with a cup of coffee listening to the bees and smelling the flowers. Time with family is so important. I always enjoy seeing the Fisher Price farms of Minnesota. Sometimes I would like to live there, but I think it is a bit crowded. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

  3. Linda W says:

    What pretty flowers! Glad you got to take a trip. It’s always fun to get away for a bit.

  4. I’m a homebody too, and always love to get back home and settled in, safe and sound. I’m glad you had a nice trip.

  5. I too am a home body. It’s good to get away but I am always ready to get back the second I leave.

    Gifts really are everywhere…. you are definitely a soul that recognizes those special gifts in front of us 🙂

  6. Amy Burzese says:

    Yes, homebody here also. And that is a gift. 🙂

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