"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, June 2, 2017

Trisha, Lisa & Our Garden

1. Trisha’s blog gave me a boost Saturday morning. It started with words from Matthew West’s song, Mended. Beautiful and inspiring words. Trisha reminded me that “we are not worthless or useless, we are loved.” Please take the time to listen to the song and read what she has written.

2. In June 2011 I wrote about my experience reading “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova.  

“There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease as of this writing. My Dad had Alzheimer's for many years and died on Monday October 8, 2007. I was there when he opened his eyes, looked at me and then slowly closed them. I know that he wanted to make sure he was not alone. He was not one for much talk so it was also his way of saying goodbye. Dad, you were never alone, I was there and so was your family. I love you, but during your illness I 
never told you that. I felt that you didn't know who I was, so it would have no meaning. I was wrong.”

This week my son Eric sent our family a link to TED Talks, a video by Lisa Genova. My reaction was more positive than what I wrote back in 2011. Lisa talked openly about Alzheimer’s and shared her knowledge about the disease. Her talk was informative and provided some positive things we can do about Alzheimer’s.

3. The squirrels keep trying to get at the bird seed on this bird feeder. It is a major project for them and once in a while one of them just sits mediates on the issue.

4. We had our house spray washed this week. I’ve removed some planks on the deck for replacement and wanted to have everything clear for my staining project. We are suppose to have dry weather for the next few days. It will be a busy weekend that should provide some positive results.

5. Some photos of our newly completed garden area. Dee has put a lot of effort into this project.

6. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
     Leonardo de Vinci 

7. Joe Cocker, “You Are So Beautiful.” 

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum," where Kelly is hosting more takes.

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