Hello everyone on this nice, sunny morning! I love this time of day. The sun shines brilliantly on my pine desk giving it such a beautiful golden glow. And in the evening the sun once again bounces off my desk, but the color is definitely different, a brighter hue, more yellow than gold. Either way it is nice. Something that doesn’t happen in the winter. Only in the spring. One of those simple country pleasures for which to be thankful.
All too often we overlook these little things. We don’t take the time to appreciate what we have. Until we no longer have it. Then it’s too late. Why not take some time. Stop once in a while. Notice the things you have. Take a good look. Not just a quick glance. Pause for a bit. Savor it. Enjoy it. Like the beauty of spring. We rush here and there. We might see a tree covered with pink blossoms and we say, oh, nice, and rush on. Pause. Take a good look at that tree. Those wonderful blossoms. Enjoy the moment. One of those country pleasures that can often be enjoyed in the city as well.
This is the time of year when the singing of birds is at their best. Listen to them. Open your window and let that beautiful chorus of songs come inside. If you are outside, stop, and listen to that robin, swallow, or whatever bird is in your neighborhood. There are some. And their song is cheerful. It should put a smile in our heart. But we are always in such a rush. We don’t hear or see these things. Country pleasures. They come in all forms. Like the sun shining on my desk. How often do we notice these things? Notice. It will make your day so much brighter. And joyful.
One of my readers, Alessia asked if I would answer some questions she had given to her nominees for an award. So I agreed. I had to translate the questions from Italian so I hope they came out correctly. Here are her questions;
If you had the possibility of being transformed into an animal, what would you be and why?
Easy, I love cats, so I would pick either a tiger or a jaguar. They are the kings of cats, and they are beautiful too.
Is there anything in your life that you would never separate from?
Well, that question could be interpreted different ways, such as people, then I would say yes, certain friends and family. Possessions? Probably no.
In this virtual world, all the people you know you have never really seen them. What feelings do you rely on to give them confidence and friendship?
This is a tougher question. In any friendship there needs to be honesty, loyalty, love and all can be given even in our online world that we have today. There is more, but I want to keep it short.
What do you really feel rich in?
Family and friends.
What is the first thing you pack when you leave?
Well, on vacation, clothes. I like easy ones. MEOW! Chomp! AAAAAA!!!! My foot again! Of course, let’s say Muffin instead.
Would you like it if you could live 1000 years, or as “Highlander the last immortal”?
A thousand years? Sure, why not? As long as I could have someone with me also living just as long. Otherwise, probably not. And as long as I could live in a warm place.
Do you always make plans and organize yourself meticulously or do you live for the day?
Sometimes and yes. Another easy one, I like easy, especially if I’m in a warm place.
When you put the key in the lock in the evening and open the door, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you cross the threshold?
Where’s Muffin, I don’t want to trip over her! MEOW! Which means, smart thinking.
Do you believe that there is something superior that governs everything regardless of the religion you have embraced?
And now the most difficult question: the truth! Does it exist? Do you always say the truth?
Yes, and Yes. I do not believe in lying.
Well, that is it for now folks, I want to thank you for joining Muffin and I here again today. And in a little while I will be posting something a bit different, for me at least, and I hope that you will enjoy that as well. Have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.