I had an amazing day today. My two-year-old son and I spent hours outside. It was gorgeous--82 and breezy. He alternated between playing with his toys and coming over to help me out. Surprisingly, he was actually helpful, grabbing handfuls of mulch and gleefully placing them where I directed.
We laid out eight bags of mulch, cleaned out several beds, laid down edging and pulled out about 15 square feet of sod. I've never had so much fun doing yard work, but the weather and my pleasant child made it a joy. So glad spring has come!
"We are visitors on this planet. We are here for 90 or 100 years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life." ~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
"To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities. If you find yourself slandering anybody, first imagine that your mouth is filled with excrement. It will break you of the habit quickly enough." ~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
"What we think, we become." ~Buddha
"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
"Mostly, what I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one's bones and cragginess of one's once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means, do it." ~Maya Angelou
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace...a soul generated by love." ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~Frank Outlaw