I've been feeling really down about my job and my work schedule. I walked into Network Release, and a colleague has this desktop up on their screen. Thank you for the reminder to stop thinking negative thoughts and to stop complaining.
I'm grateful I can see the beautiful juicy colors in flowers.
I went to Trader Joe's today to pick up some groceries and there were hundreds of bouquets of flowers ready for the Valentine's Day Rush! There were all kinds and colors... I enjoyed looking at them, and I took a few pics of my favorites. The photo above was the bouquet that called to me and into the shopping cart it went.
What a nice evening, finally caught up on my grateful blog... enjoying the flowers and the company of Koda... Life is good.
I picked Mom up and took her for a haircut and afterwards we went to lunch at the pizzeria. She looks great! Her arm is healing well and she gets stronger everyday.
We also went on a little drive before we went back to her apartment. Earlier this week, I had Googled Zen Garden in Long Island looking for the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, which I found out about from one of the photo meet-up groups I belong to. I didn't get to go to that meet-up and have been wanting to see this place ever since. Unfortunately, it is only open April-October... so, I have to wait a few months. Anyway, I stumbled on Little Japanese Zen Garden in Queens which happened to be located right in the neighborhood by Mom's. So, I didn't tell her where we were going and made it a little adventure. Turns out, the garden isn't there anymore, but instead of being disappointed we realized that it was all about the little drive we took on a sunny day. Mom was thrilled to be outside after 3 long weeks inside recuperating. Wise words to live by... the journey is the adventure, not the destination.
I'm driving in Long Beach to the FP Merrick class and at a red light I turn my head and read the sticker on the window... "got siberian husky?" with the husky staring right at me... Just perfect. :D Great way to start the day.
I'm grateful I stumbled on some powerful Feng Shui.
I stopped at my favorite Chinese take-out restaurant, King Wok, on my way home tonight. On the counter was this statue which caught my eye since I admire turtles and dragons... I figured the statue was symbolic, so I Googled it and discovered that the meaning of the Turtle Dragon on the money sends the Feng Shui message of Long Life... Prosperity... and Attracting Support, Wealth, and Good Luck. Well then... a nice thing to stumble upon today.