Today’s been one of those days. You know days when you have accomplished so much and yet you feel as if you completed nothing. Well, it’s been one of those days. I started out with a good day at work, finishing everything on my to-do list before heading for home. On the way, I stopped to speak with Borders representative and made an appointment for tomorrow. Once I got home, I spent two hours outside pulling weeds in the beautiful but windy Arizona weather. Afterwards, I ran errands, found the perfect sunglasses, updated my lists, and worked on my book. Yet, as of right now I have accomplished nothing. How weird is that? I also looked up my next class assignment and let me tell you, the book is expensive and the assignment is hard. Oh, and I have three days to buy the book and finish the required assignments. Hmmm, tough.
However, none of those things will keep me down. Life is like that; hard, demanding, and sometimes frustrating. Those are all the emotions I am experiencing right now. But the sun was shining today, which granted is not a phenomenon in Arizona, with a breeze that cooled you down perfectly. I enjoyed spending a few hours cleaning up our backyard and enjoying the wonderful nature around me. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Earth laughs in flowers…” What a beautiful concept! We have rose bushes in the backyard that are in full bloom right now. While I was outside, I watched them fluttering in the wind while I worked on the grass. Such perfection in color and texture. We have an amazing Artist looking out for us, and giving us the precise pleasures we need. I am not a big fan of hot weather, but I am a big fan of outdoors. And today was a perfect opportunity for me to enjoy myself outside. If that is not a small, simple pleasure, I don’t know what is.