Today over at Focusing on Life, Kelly writes about the "written word" how powerful it is and the necessity of hand writing. I agree 100% however as the aging process takes over my body it has affected my ability to hand write. Arthritis has settled in a few of my fingers resulting in writing becoming a painful process, not to mention the "hen scratching" that appears. Even last evening as I was writing a little note inside a birthday card to a friend I realized my nice handwriting has bit the proverbial dust. But that is not stopping me from putting words to a page, thank goodness for computers, they are now my hand-writing tool. Somehow (thank God) typing on a computer does not bother my fingers, perhaps because I am not griping an instrument. So my words will continue to flow, just not with pen in hand.
And by the way, welcome to Fall, when the leaves begin to turn their glorious colors of golds, oranges and reds, when we put away the flip flops and bring out the sweaters, when we shift from iced tea to hot tea or cocoa, when we taste savory soups & stews instead of watermelons & ice cream (altho I continue to eat ice cream year round, vanilla ice cream with hot chocolate is a food group in my diet).
And speaking of Fall are you as excited as I am that the new Fall season of TV has begun? Summer always leaves me wanting...altho I did watch a few good series this past summer. I have watched 2 new shows already, "The Red Band Society" about a group of rather seriously ill kids that "live" in a hospital...their triumphs and struggles, well written and the kids are all appealing. Octavia Spencer plays the "stern" nurse that keeps the kids in tow but it becomes obvious that she has a heart of gold. And "Madame Secretary", a tough, smart, quick thinking woman with no hidden agenda that steps into the role of Secretary of State with no political background. I vote that we replace all of our politicians in office today with that kind of person. Many new shows to watch, so little time.
And PS on one of our shopping trips with my sis-in-law I picked up some new mugs and cups at Marshalls, how could I resist the one above!!?? I know I am helpless.
Joining Kim today at....
"It's not that everything will be easy or exactly as you had expected, but you must just choose to be grateful for all that you have, and happy that you got a chance to live this life, no matter how it turns out."
-- Author Unknown
Until next time.....