Hope you all had a good weekend, and this is a holiday for some of you, everyone is home today.
Enjoying the simple joys of life…
Missouri Botanical Gardens ~ St Louis, MO
Do we truly take the time to enjoy the simple things in life? Not as much as we should, I believe. We have work, family, commitments, obligations and anything else. That’s why I look so forward to spring, it’s a renewal of things to me. The smell of the fresh flowers blooming.
While we are in the midst of taking care of business, are we taking out time to smell the coffee, have a little fun? I ask this because it’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything in the area of having fun with women whether they are friends, neighbors or from church. My husband and I haven’t been out since my birthday which was last July. I should be ashamed, but time just hasn’t allowed it. We haven’t been to a movie in so long, I honestly can’t remember. I think it was “For Colored Girls”, that’s been at least 2 years. We’ll rent or buy movies. Time to get out of the house.
I love getting going to the St Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Creve Coeur Lake and other local places. My daughter wants to go to the Gateway Arch, two things that’s keeping me from going. The crowds and height, it’s way up there and it’s one of the top tourist attractions in St Louis. I’ve been hoping that the school will take them, but that hasn’t happened. I’ve heard stories about how it shakes when you are at the top of the Gateway Arch. Umm, not ready for that, but I do want to go. We went to a festival down there on the 4th of July and that sucker is huge and of course it was a big crowd. I promised her to put that on the list, and she will remind me when I don’t keep my word.
The Gateway Arch ~ St Louis, MO
My kids love to skate, I love to take them. I think we’ll go skating soon and bowling. Now I love to bowl, I grew up bowling in children/teen leagues. My daddy took us and coached us along the way. I had a green bowling ball with my initials on it. My church has a bowling league, I might look into it. Simple and fun.
I’ll be glad when it warms up so my husband and I can to the Central West End, Delmar Loop and walk and enjoy the cafes there. I really like going to both areas, especially the Delmar Loop, it’s closest to us so we frequent it more. Time for concerts in the parks, sitting at the pool while the girls swim and have fun.
So until it warms up, we’ll have to do something to break up the monotonous life and bring some simple joy into our life. Bowling and skating sounds like fun. We get so caught up in work and trust me I’m fine with that because I have goals I’m working on, we just need to get out and have a little fun. I look forward to discovering my city again.
What are some of the simple joys you are missing out on?