Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Rosebud of the Season

When I came home from church this morning, this little rosebud was looking at me.  I love roses.  I am thrilled that this rose bush, which I planted last year, is doing so well.  I love these deep red Don Juan flowers - and they smell heavenly.

I am heading out of town for the day today.  A colleague and I will be visiting another hospital to confer with another healthcare professional and get some input on things we needed input on - last week.  This week, we are actually the experts - after the experiences of this week... but give and take, it is all good.  I am happy to not have to spend the day in my office today.  I am happy to have several hours with my colleague because she is someone I really enjoy.  It is a beautiful day, and I live in a beautiful state, and it is a nice day for a drive.

I am also happy that last night I had an adult conversation with someone I deeply care about, and although we made some decisions that I don't really like, I can be loving and calm about it.  I do not have to be unhappy.  I really don't.  So - I think I will chose to be happy today.

Maybe it was Abe Lincoln who said:  Most people are about as happy as they decide to be... I am too lazy to look it up.  But I will take it to heart anyway.


dAAve said...

Yeah, Abe said that.
I hope you have enjoyed your day away from the office.

Pam said...

Yes I believe it was Abe.
I had a pale yellow cannon lilly bloom yesterday. Beautiful.
Enjoy your day Ms. Mango.

Syd said...

Have a good day and a nice drive. I am choosing to be happy today as well.

Banana Girl said...

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Abraham Lincoln

Yep, leave to this alcoholic to have to find it and rescue you fro the need to do so. LU

Scott W said...

Mr. Lincoln also said, "A man's legs need only be long enough to reach the ground."

♣§hannon♥ said...

I think it was good ole ABe... I love your positive attitude thanks as always for sharing it

BigSkymAAck said...

I am sure glad that I don't have to report to any adults for work every day. It is so nice to just be and watch the smiles come on people.

Ginnie said...

I've learned so many things thanks to being sober in AA...and one of the best is that I have the CHOICE to be happy (or miserable, for that matter)and can start my day over at any time.
You must have a green thumb! I envy that.