I have been thinking about simple things throughout today - simple things said, simple pleasures.
Elsa's work situation reminded me of a time when I was down in Australia. I was talking to a young woman who was a friend and happened to mention a quote - "First make your commitment, then make your plans." **
Well, the young woman looked me straight in the eyes and said, "You've changed my life."
I went into my usual bluster about surely not and so on. She did not budge. "You changed my life."
I never found out how I had changed it, but she certainly believed it. It amazes me, the power our words have and how one simple sentence - for good or ill - can change lives.
I have been indulging in simple things over the past few days. A beautiful bouquet of pink tulips on the coffee table, the yum of shortbread cookies, a smear of blueberry jam on whole wheat bread in the late afternoon, gifts from a dear young friend recently tucked into my circle.
They brought to mind the almond cookies that Nora and Richard brought as part of a feast of Chinese take out food a couple weeks back - the cookies were simple and complex at the same time. I remember their fragrant delicacy.
Two other simple pleasures worth mentioning - chilled grapes and peeled grapefruit. Eating either one is like experiencing a fresh summer day, a real joy this cold, grey March.
Well, it is time for this simple Mum to head to bed. Nite nite and God bless >KRL<
** I believe it was Napolean who said it