Aug 24, 2023

Thursday August 24th ~

Success is no accident. It is hard work,
 perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most
 of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do...

 Our work week at Almost Home is officially over today.  
We have, mainly Arvid has worked non-stop to get everything
 up to par for the fire inspection.  It has paid off.  A now well
 deserved few days off is called for. He has earned this.

After working all day at Almost Home, Arvid's (our)day is not 
over.  Back home we have to deal with our personal stuff as well. 
 Sometimes having a job 9-5 can be a true blessing in disguise.  
When the clock hits 5o'clock your day is over.  Not ours.

Today we take two of Arvid's former tenants (now friends) 
out to lunch.  We have been so busy with Almost Home that we
 have not had many opportunities to do so.  Looking forward 
to it, and to catching up.  Always a pleasant time to be had.

I have been awake for a while now.  Earlier that I would 
like, but nothing I can do about that.  I am enjoying the 
peace and quietness of the morning.  Sniff is roaming 
around, but went back to his bed.  Smart boy 😻

Our youngest niece Lilly Vade melted my heart.  Like all 
little and not so little girls, she has a special bond with her mom.  
They do lots of "just girl" stuff all the time.  Yesterday Lilly
 made a drawing depicting her mom.  No explanation 
needed for those of us who know Rima 💕

If you think that simple pleasures are boring, then think it over.
 Every little thing in your day-to-day life can be a pleasure when 
you enjoy it while being aware and mindful. Simple things become
 pleasures when we appreciate them and acknowledge their existence and 
contribution to our evolution and well-being. Sometimes we take many
 things for granted and do not notice what they introduce to our life.

Good morning and a good day to all.  Always be 
on the lookout for the presence of wonder.

Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and 
meaningful than all the banquets in the world...