I have decided that I am madly in love with zinnias. I drove through some rural areas yesterday and there were several beds; fields even, alive with zinnias and it made me so happy to see them. So much color! Next year I am going to plant hundreds of zinnias!
I have decided that I have good hair. Someone told me recently that it's important to honestly admire a part of our physical selves, so I'm going with hair. It's fine, but there is a great deal of it. I frequently wind it up on top of my head and secure it with a stick. Later, when I pull the stick out I like how it falls down around my shoulders. Good hair. I wonder why it it so much more difficult to admit admiration for a part of our physical selves than to affirm our kindness or intelligence? (For the record, I really dislike my neck. Thanks, Mom.)
I have decided that while I am most at peace in a forest, the ability to truly see the sky is a gift. Driving yesterday there was so much sky and it was this glorious, endless blue.
I have decided (we're going for the dark side now) that I am becoming jaded in my old age. When I saw the videos of Miley Cyrus at the VMAs I was disgusted, but I wasn't shocked. Just one more aging child star imploding in on herself. I should have been shocked. We all should have been. That kind of behavior should not be ok in any public forum. I grieve for her parents. I was going to post a picture and a link, but I'm not going to facilitate any more attention than I already have.
I have decided that a good number of people are irresponsible drivers. Mystery shopping has me frequently in the car, which I like, but this much driving gives me a front row seat to some crazy displays of recklessness. Eyes on the road, people.
I have decided that part of the reason I love Fall (and there are SO many reasons) is that I am so freaking happy to see the end of summer. An overheated Holly is not a pretty sight, even with good hair. I feel so terrible for all the children and teachers who are dealing with the beginning of the school year in schools without A/C. That is cruel and unusual punishment. In 5 weeks I will be standing on that beach with the cool Lake Superior wind on my face and my beloveds hand in mine and I will be SO HAPPY.
I have decided that having a hand to hold, whether it is my husbands or my grandchildren, is a truly beautiful thing.
Sending thoughts of cool breezes and snowflakes. :-)