“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and softly sit upon your shoulder.” ~ The Daily Crescent (1848)
(Opening photo credit: Len Blumin)
“I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.”
~ Joseph Addison
I am thinking of a child today, one I never had the pleasure of knowing, but who has forever changed the relationship I have with my children. Last weekend, he was tragically killed when struck by a golf-cart-like vehicle during a Boy Scouts outing at a state park. His unresponding body was taken away by ambulance, but everyone already knew the painful truth — he had not survived the accident. It was a freak accident that could have happened to any one of our children.