Saturday, October 27, 2012

Appreciating Life

Amgel pushing Dan out the door for a walk!

Dogs taking owners for a daily boat ride! 
 There is a particularly beautiful tree in a neighbor’s yard that Angel and I have been enjoying the last few weeks.  It's golden leaves with the backdrop of the sun seem to light up the entire street.  Each time we pass I make a mental note to take a photo to share.  I. Want. A. Tree. Like. That!

I finally remembered to take my camera along on one of our morning walks. Much to my disappointment the tree had shed most of its leaves.  The yard was deep with the colorful leaves leaving the tree looking mostly like a snaggle-toothed pumpkin. Yet another life lesson-never put off for tomorrow what is needed today.

We turned our attention back to boat shopping today.  There is a boat that caught our attention.  We both like it immediately.  It is moored at the “ritzy” pier.  She looks very much out of place among all of the larger more expensive ones surrounding her. 

Dan in his thinking pose!

As much as we would like to make her home ours, we are having some difficulties.  We have met with the owner.  He has as he says, “Grown old here in the Village.”  Apparently he has not used the boat in a long while.  It took a while for him to find the key and how to find his way to the pier. He asked us today to give him another week to remember and locate where he has stored the trailer. 

We don’t mind the waiting.  The gent and his boat have found a place in our hearts.  They, like the golden tree has shown brightly during their time in the sun. It is a reminder for us to appreciate, embrace every day and to live to the fullest.  The leaves on our trees of live are beginning to fade as well.  But as long as we have one or two on the branch, we intend to strut and flutter them as best we can!

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. Revelation 22:1-3 (NIV)


Mrs. Mac said...

Hi Linda .. It looks like you are getting settled in your new village .. the boat and lake look so inviting .. worth waiting for. I sent you and email and it 'bounced' back .. could you sent me your new one ..

sillyoldme at yahoo dot com

Thanks .. Mrs. Mac (Cathy)

Linda Jackson said...


Trish said...

What a touching post Linda...thank you for having such patience for the elderly. Some are not treated as they should be...Big hugs.