the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida. Terry has done something quite unique for the questions in this week's Medley: she has based them off five different "National Days". If you'd like a blogging challenge this week, why not head over to Terri's and get the the questions to answer them on your own blog? Here goes:
1. Tell us about a time you made someone's life beautiful or someone made YOUR life beautiful.
Oh, let's see what we can do with this. I'm going to look at it a little differently, I guess. One way that people make my life beautiful is to provide lovely spaces for me to enjoy. I try to do the same for them with a uniquely set table, memorable seasonal decor, and so on. The photos below are from a trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a few years back. The sea glass window and the wicker furniture were on our little patio outside our room. The lamp was in the room, one of many sweet touches in decor. And of course the plantings (which are everywhere in Boothbay) speak for themselves. My hubby and I were enjoying a getaway at the time, and the beauty others had provided for our enjoyment just added so much to our time.
2. Will you take on the challenge and smile more often on June 15th? Why not start now!! Have you been blessed by a smile that changed your day?
Sure, I can smile more often that day. See question 6 for why it will be easy. I don't know that anyone's smile has ever changed my day, but I do try to smile at others while grocery shopping, etc.
Below is my grandson Micah, who loves smiley faces and the color yellow. This is probably his favorite shirt, and he will be sad indeed when he outgrows it, I am sure. This photo was taken at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.
3. Terri is a cancer survivor. Cancer has touched most of us in one way or another. When did someone reach out to you with an act of kindness or when did you last perform a random act of kindness for someone?
Let me see. My friend Vee did such a kind thing when she framed and titled a photo of many of my grands together and sent it to me as a surprise. The last time I performed a random act of kindness was probably last week when I let a couple different people go ahead of me in the checkout line at Dollar Tree.
|The photo that Vee copied, embellished with the title "Grands on a Grand Day", framed, and sent to me.|
4. Terri admits that this turned out to be not what she thought it would be. Our country has come a long way in recognizing that people are people and our differences are what makes life beautiful, but we still have a long way to go, unfortunately. Your thoughts?
|Lovely image by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
5. Had to lighten it up a bit. Terri is a total klutz in the kitchen. Tell us about something klutzy that happened in your kitchen... by you or another! Can you laugh about it now?
Oh, yes indeed. I have had my share of kitchen catastrophes and even documented some of them on my blog. You can read about several of them here: Kitchen Catastrophes.
6. Share something about your week so far, if you would.
It's been a bit of a slow moving week for me. I'm just not feeling too energetic. I'll be smiling on Saturday (National Smile Power Day), though, for at least 2 reasons. One of my cousins and her hubby will be meeting up with us to pick up a large pine hutch which they are buying from my childhood home. I am SO happy to see that piece of furniture finding a home with people who will appreciate and love it. And then in the afternoon we'll be attending a wedding. Always lots to smile about on a happy occasion!
|My daughter Joanna's wedding cake, back in 2000. It is a pale sea green and trimmed with seashells. Yes, we painted all those seashells with nontoxic paint!|