Friday, May 29, 2009

How to be Happy

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A tulip from my yard this spring. This tulip was suppose to be blue. Does it look blue to you? We brought home tulip bulbs from Amsterdam last fall. All winter I was so excited to see a blue tulip. I am not sure what happened, but I learned to love the tulips anyway.
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Quote from Rumer Godden
How to be happy when you are miserable.
Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and mignonette,
and bed out the petunias among the sweet-peas
so that they shall scent each other.
See the sweet-peas coming up.
Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup
of a colour between apricot and pink.......
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Have a delightful weekend.
Enjoy the sunshine.
Plant flowers and drink tea out of a special cup.

6 comments:

Steph said...

It's pretty even tho it's not blue!

La Tea Dah said...

What a delightful verse --- I read it over and over again, enjoying it's sweet essence! Flowers and teacups --- it doesn't get much better than that. * I love your red tulip --- but I can sense your disappointment that it was not blue. I hope you can find a blue one somewhere and sometime in the future. * Today I am unpacking Rubbermaid bins of tea sets and china, washing them carefully by hand, and wondering where I am going to put them. :D

parTea lady said...

I think that tulip is a marvelous color. Here's a quote about happiness by Elizabeth Gilbert that I like "Happiness is the consequence of personal effort."

Bernideen said...

I agree...be in the garden....it is hard to be at work today! I want to be outside!

Relyn said...

What a lovely, lovely quote. What a gorgeous tulip.

tangobaby said...

I love Rumer Godden. She is one of my favorite authors. Thank you for your lovely comment today.