Our Golden Girls hardly notice the time flying by. Life for them is so simple; eat, play, sleep. Because they run a lot, they also sleep a lot. And no matter where Ellie chooses to sleep, sooner or later Lucy will plop down and use Ellie for a pillow.
When it is gloomy outside;
Or in the bright sunshine,
Lucy finds creative ways to be more comfortable.
The following photograph has nothing to do with dogs. I cannot credit the photographer because it has become one of those viral pictures and someone sent it to me. She captioned it, "Something you didn't really want to see." I looked at the photograph and felt entirely different about it. My caption would be more like:
GO GIRLS! YOU ROCK!
The ladies are dancing the ballet "Swan Lake." It brings to mind an anonymous quote:
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, the ark was built by amateurs; professionals built the Titanic.
I will leave you this frantic Friday with a poem that I memorized as a young child. I can't remember a time when I didn't love poetry. Our third grade class learned this one. I was so proud of myself when the teacher asked me to recite it alone. Then she turned to the class and said, "See how Carolyn did it? You don't pause at the end of each line. You pause at the end of each sentence." I was so thrilled and I guess I still am because it has been many decades since third grade. And I am sitting here smiling to myself.
The poet is John Greenleaf Whittier.
Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad.
I hope joy comes back to you and your hearts are filled with gladness.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!