There's nothing like a friend saying, "Liked your blog. Looking forward to the next entry." to inspire a person to write. I'm just sayin'...
to be me or not to be me?
Off we went today, on a playday. At our nearly or merely ripe ages that means taking a field trip to another town. In this case, Decatur, IL. You might ask, "Why?" or "Huh?" or even, "What's there?". Maybe you don't ask but let's say you do as I can tell you. Have I lost my head?
local architecture sample
There's a wonderful gift/office/gourmet/book/furniture store (H & E) to stroll around in and get ideas or even make a purchase of something unusual. Find the coffee house, down on West Main, called Wildflower. Goodies are from Pakera in Champaign and if you don't indulge you'll surely enjoy looking at them. It's a very eclectic setting and long ago I coined the word, "eclectian" as I am one! We had quiche (me), a croissant (Ed feeling French), a frappe and a smoothie. There's some energy! We did make it to the sunflower (only in French) gift shop where I purchased two books, but not to the art galleries :-(. But I took photos - hope you like 'em! Regardless, I am into these wonderful little books of big quotes, this time, well "Time" and "Peace".
Peace - "One by one we can be the better world we wish for." Kobi Yamada
Time - "Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with them." (unknown but let me claim it!!)
See how important it is to read such inspirations? I'm surrounded by inspiring and wise souls - 6 dogs and 3 cats and 1 magnificent husband. Fortune is mine right there but golly-gee, I've got some terrific friends, have a great education, spent good year with wonderful employers, have my health and am doing all I can to give back to my community and beyond. It's not always easy but it is always rewarding. Sometimes it's as simple as saying to someone else, "Pay It Forward". So, do.