Life is not always rosy here on the farm.
Sometimes you get kicked in the backside by a goat so many times that you can hardly move for the next two days.
Sometimes you drop a wood-burning tool on your leg and sizzle yourself rather badly.
Sometimes you get the 24-hour flu three times in one week.
But it’s not always like that. Thank goodness! 🙂 Lovely things filter their way in making the painful, frustrating things much easier to bear.
Love-filled parcels from Germany and Denmark arrive, chockablock with wonderful things like hand-scrolled ornaments, beautiful pictures of beloved faces, and cookies and tea from Russia.
Stopping by the dump and seeing their jolly tribute to the holidays.
You open a mystery box from America to discover it’s a birthday pressie from Bear – the Harry Potter series, the Hogwart’s Library, and the Guardians of Childhood series – and you’re so happy you can’t help smiling whenever you think of it.
Sunday morning cuppas, cake, and reading at a favorite cafe with my Bear.
It all seems to sort itself out.
Today is marvelously cool and cloudy and I get to spend it going to the doctor and cozying away in a cafe to work on some beloved projects that will be unveiled in the weeks to come.
What lovely things are making your painful aspects easier to bear this week?