Just the other day as I stepped out of my car
this message was sketched into the sidewalk.
We all can use a thanks much from time to time;
so I took it as a sign to be thankful.
Then as I walked on the beach last month
I found several special messages.
I took them each one to heart and held them there.
Can you see this message, it is a bit hard to read.
It said Happy Birthday and it was the day after mine,
so I took that too.
It was meant for me and someone else.
The perfect butterfly was found nearby.
As you will see with the last picture,
butterflies have a special place in my heart.
I took this sweet message to fly too.
Then in my own gardenhouse I found
my live-in gardener had left a message there.
My pies have always had a butterfly placed in the center
and this Easter apple pie was no different.
My daughter had to take this picture because it was an
extra special pie.
Last summer I drove alone to California to get one more box
of gravenstein apples from my sister's small orchard.
Now they aren't just any apples,
they are the remaining trees from our grandfather's
orchard many years ago.
This was my last pie in the freezer served to special guests.
These little things are worth celebrating
and noticing for sure.
Each day we must notice what you notice
and celebrate the little things.