I love the inspiration I get from blogging and Instagram - I read a post that gets me thinking and then see a photo that illustrates my thoughts.
The other day I saw a pic on Instagram with the comment, "I am so over summer, please can't it be fall!" and I told them "LIFE is too short to wish away time".
We don't have to do big, exciting things to make each day special and that was beautifully illustrated in a post, "A Cheap Date" I read on the blog, Podso.
Among other things, Dotsie took her grands to watch airplanes land and take off -no electronics, no expensive amusement park, no fast food - just a simple outing where they all just enjoyed life.
Like Dotsie and her grands, it hasn't taken much for me to enjoy life this week - sitting on the beach with Steve . . .
an adorable bouquet sent to Lulu from a recent house guest . . .
sky flowers in bloom
and now on display in the living room . . .
a slow paddle in the harbor to escape the heat . . .
seeing a sign I liked
and finally getting around to creating one of my own . . .
getting a new bike (easier to shift) in a fun color . . .
and in case you were wondering, no, I do not ride the bike along the beach with a cute bouquet of flowers in the basket.
But, an IG friend suggested that a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine would fit perfectly.
As you can see, we had a week of small pleasures spent in our little cottage.
And our new week is off to a wonderful start with purple flowers that popped up out of nowhere and a special beach moment.
Instead of a beautiful blue ocean view when we got out to the beach tonight, we were greeted with fog,
but look who was playing near the shore and enjoying life.