Tuesday, June 15, 2021



It really is the little things in life that keep us going.  

The little things that we do, 

and the little things that are all around us 

that we sometime lose track of. 

 These little flowers, growing in the garden,

 are pretty and they brighten up the space, 

but after seeing them a few times, we kind of lose sight of them,

 when they get swallowed up by more of what we consider important. 

 They are just there, 

doing what they are supposed to do,

 and we have other things to think about. 

 Pick them and bring them in the house, 

put them into a pretty little pitcher, 

and all of the sudden

 there is a little nosegay on the table

 that makes you smile every time you catch sight of it.

Who ever pays attention to old rags?

  They are just something to clean with 

and then throw out. 

 When those rags are torn into strips 

and wrapped up to form a ball, 

they become a piece of art to be enjoyed.

Even when a troublesome weed

 has gone to seed,

 there is still signs of beauty there

 to be admired.

Have you ever looked at a hydrangea 

when it wasn't in full bloom?  

We tend to notice them when 

they are big and colorful, but before they become that, 

they should be seen as remarkable.

These tops were originally on a porch railing. 

 They were cut off and discarded 

into a pile of junk by a neighbor, 

put out curbside to be gotten rid of. 

 They appeared to be 

nothing short of a true treasure to us.

  Oh, the possibilities!

No matter how old you are, 

there are always some little things

 you never forget...

...and the passage of time
 is one of the biggest things in life...
 little pictures are way worth
 a thousand words.

Some days, 

and there should be more than there are, 

we just need to stop and take in everything that is around us and see it for what it is.  

A bunch of little things 

that make up the whole big picture of life. 

 Things that seem so inconsequential at times,

 should never be taken for granted.

I went out to lunch with my girlfriends last week. 

 The first time we have been together in over a year. 

 Sitting across from each other at the table, 

even after all this time lost, 

seemed so normal, so much the same.  

But it wasn't, not at all. 

 One of us had lost a husband, 

I had lost my sister-in-law, 

and we had all lost friends. 

 This is what it is all about 

and why it is so important 

to take note and remember

 all the little things

 and how they add up to be bigger 

than we ever dreamed they would be. 

 Spending time with our kids,

 a few weeks ago, was a big part of all this

 and one thing that made it all possible....

the vaccine. 

 A really important little thing to do

 that adds up to be 

one of the biggest, at this time,
 for us all.

Have a wonderful week...


...and sometimes

 little things should be left 

well enough alone!

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Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda


  1. Judy,
    What a lovely post reminding us to enjoy life and everything it has to offer whether it be big events or just what happens in a simple day....
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am feeling better now but did a bit of soul searching also when I was not feeling well and I will be cutting down just a bit on posting....
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. I am glad you are feeling better. It is a lot of work figuring what to write about. I sometimes have trouble doing it just once a week..Happy June..xxoJudy

  2. Such a lovely post. We do need to appreciate life, whether it’s the small things or. I m so glad you were able to get together with your girlfriends for lunch. How special that must be after all of this time. Happy summer to you Judy. I hope to meet up with you in the future. Xo

    1. Thanks so much, Linda. We had a great time. It was so good to be together again. We will make that happen, Linda..Happy June..xxoJudy

  3. I absolutely loved this post and the reminder of what's really important! Thanks so much Judy!

    1. Thanks so much, Denise. I appreciate your kind words and I'm glad you liked it..Happy June..xxoJudy

  4. Such a great post Judy. We need to appreciate all of life the big and little for sure. Glad you could get out with your girlfriends I am sure that felt really good. So sorry all of you have had some sadness to share. Love all your beautiful pictures. So pretty. Happy New Week my friend. xoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Kris. We had such a good time and it was great to get back together. I think it was good for all of us to feel "normal" again..Happy June..xxoJudy

  5. What a beautiful post Judy! Yes you can find the beauty in everything and when you do you can appreciate it more. Janice

    1. Thanks so much, Janice. I love to dissect the little pieces and then see the big picture. I am as guilty as the next person though, as that doesn't always happen. I will try harder...Happy June..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks so much, Kinga. Any photo I can take of my grandson is always amazing. You have good taste!..Happy June..xxoJudy

  7. A lovely post, I enjoyed your images.
    Yes, it is so important to enjoy and appreciate all that life offers and make the most of it at all times.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

    1. Thanks so much, Jan. I'm glad you liked the post. It is so important to take note of everything, big or small. Time goes by so quickly, and before you know it, it has passed you by..Happy June..xxoJudy

  8. This really is such a remarkable, poignant post, Judy, and so very spot on. Yes, the little things. But then your gathering -- and how things had so changed for all of you in one major way or another. And yet, you were together. As before. Truly beautiful and one to leave me thinking and pondering.

    1. Thanks so much, Jeanie. It is funny how things can change and be so different but seem the very same on the surface. It is a little daunting getting back to "normal"..Happy June..xxoJudy

  9. A lovely post, Judy. We've tried to take time out to enjoy the little things and see the silver linings. I'm glad you were able to get out and gather. xxoo

    1. Thanks so much, Kim. Sometimes life gets in the way, but we are always much better off when we slow down, but it isn't always easy. The gathering times are beginning to feel a little more normal..Happy June..xxoJudy

  10. What a lovely post, Judy. We really do need to be reminded, now that we are churning back into what was normal life before. My yard and garden are my eye candy. That and my family's sweet faces. This is a gentle reminder to enjoy it ALL! Hugs, Sandi

    1. Thanks so much, Sandi. You are so right! We are so lucky to have those beautiful parts of our lives..Happy June..xxoJudy

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  12. Okay, let me try this again..Thanks for stopping by and for giving me some "tough love"!! You were right in that I could not quit blogging but I will cut back with posting!! It was starting to become a job ad i am done working!! LOL!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Thanks so much, Deb. I didn't mean it to be tough love but I know how you feel about your beautiful home and how much a joy it is to share it with everyone. I do consider writing my blog a job, but one that I love. That is why I only do once a week. It doesn't tax my brain so much!!Happy June..xxoJudy

  13. Such a good reminder! I'm so glad you had time with friends!

    1. Thanks so much, Jacqueline. We had a really great time and it was good to get out for awhile and catch up..Happy June..xxoJudy

  14. You are so delightful, like a warm balm to the soul.

    1. Thanks so much, Jain. You are too kind. It doesn't take too much to make me happy, just a lot of little things!! Hope you had a Happy 4th..xxoJudy


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