My sis, Sally, lives at the Masonic Village. It’s a lovely place. We enjoyed a tour this afternoon.
A lovely sitting area near the entrance… and a beautiful meeting room where church services are held each Sunday:
Bob & I had lunch with my sis at her home’s “Friendsgiving” celebration.
The staff really got into the spirit by dressing up for the occasion. Then we went home – and were greeted by cheery Lily.
Jodie’s standard poodle, Lily, was smiling to Hello. Such a sweet pup!!
Then Mary, their sheepadoodle, came to join in the greeting. Such beautiful dogs.
We were greeted also by a variety of their chickens… fascinating!! I wonder which one of these provided the eggs for our breakfast this morning? The eggs were as varied in color as the chickens are!
Don’t you love this wonderful variety of hens and roosters? Such fun! There are about 80+ birds in Liam’s flock.
And Liam has a business selling “Liam’s Great Eggs.” He has a growing clientele… can’t even keep up with the demand! Come on, hens, keep on layin’. This is such a great learning opportunity for us all!
It has been two years since my sister moved to Pennsylvania to be by her daughter, my niece Jodie.
When I last saw my sister, I knew she had the beginning stages of dementia, but it has progressed rapidly since then. Nevertheless, of course, she recognized me right away! We enjoyed time with her at a Chinese lunch yesterday. Today we will have lunch with her at her Masonic Home.
Last night we went to a Boy Scout Thanksgiving dinner. My grand-nephew, Liam, and his dad provided one of the turkeys.
Liam is proud to be a member of the Sewickley Boy Scout troop.
Kind words are easy Spoken from a sincere heart They can change a life
Think of all the words You might speak to folks today Do they pass the test?
Are they lily pure? Is every word uplifting? You can’t take them back!
Words spoken with love Can be the perfume of life Hurtful words just stink!
We have declared November to be the month of kindness and gratitude. Not just kindness to those who are kind to us, but kindness to to everyone and everything. Kindness to ourselves, our neighbors, our pets, the neighbor’s pets, our plants and trees… even kindness to those who hurt us!
Let our words be like the fertilizer that helps others to change and grow.
What’s a word you might say today from your sincere heart that will brighten someone’s day? It doesn’t have to be eloquent. It isn’t flattery. It’s just simple and honest.
I love that you are here on JanBeek today. You make my day brighter with your “like” and your comment.
But, you really lift my spirit when you are inspired to take the message to heart – and go out and LIVE a LIFE of LOVE.
Sing along with this beautiful song that reminds us to speak and sing and think and live in the perfume of “Wonderful Words of Life.”
Feed your mind loving words… “Wonderful words, beautiful words, wonderful words of life” and then go out and feed others!
For more opportunities to appreciate Derrick’s wonderful photos of animals, flowers, his garden, scenery in Great Britain, and his clever commentary, click on the link above. Be ready for some oohs and ahs!