Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happiness is ....

I have been appreciating the simple things in life, family, friends and loved ones, music...and more music, flowers, mountains, gardens, trees, news of good things happening, the sea, books, art...and of course I could go on and on. I am sure you can all think of a few things yourselves.

An old friend and I were driving home from the funeral of a mutual friend.

Our friend was our age and she had a beautiful family and home, a wonderful busy, joy filled life that she lived to the full, and she was killed in an instant on a quiet stretch of road in the country on a sunny friday afternoon in a horrific car accident.

We were reminded once again how utterly precious life is, and our relationships too.

I had a quiet day to reflect and I finished my jumper.

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Katie Driscoll said...

I am so sorry about your friend.

Your sweater turned out beautifully,I would love to have one of my own if I could manage to knit from a pattern...

briar said...

I'm so very sorry for you and your friends loved ones....and hope that sweet memories of your times together will be a comfort to you.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sweater...a wonderful way to reflect.

pebbledash said...

Oh Sally Anne, I'm so very sorry about your friend. It's tragedies like this that remind us how precious life is, and not to waste a second.

I love your jumper (and your hair cut!).

Happy days to you.

Kimberlee and Lies said...

Thanks for sharing your quiet and loving thoughts on your friend... I'm so sorry. Your jumper is beautiful.
X Lies

Art4Sol said...

Events like that always make us turn inward....slow us down to contemplate what's important. Sorry about your loss.

Jenny said...

I am sorry you have lost a friend so suddenly. Its good to take time for yourself and reflect on what is important.

Anonymous said...

Good one on happiness and it helps a lot.

Karim - Mind Power