This week, we invite you to join us and share little things that make you smile, As an alternative, you can share something like a small gesture or something that gives you a smile rather than objects that are small in size. –-Amy
This week, Amy reminds us of the importance of little things. I couldn’t agree more.
During the first two years of the pandemic, many of us found unexpected pleasure in baking bread, planting flowers in the garden, or taking walks in the country–for example. These “simple, little things” deliver bursts of happiness, which can accumulate throughout the day and linger in our minds for quite a while. For those of us who got sick from the virus or love someone who got sick, we often realized how simple, little things like a cup of tea made with love or a get-well card carried more than their weight in joy and caring.
So here’s a sampling of some of my little joys.
Flowers are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, I think. They may be small, but their delicate beauty delivers so much happiness.
For the past few weeks I’ve been on the hunt for these small works of art nearly hidden among the winding streets in Florence. These two finds were painted on utility panels–almost obscured by graffiti. One of them is my all-time personal hero. Can you guess which one it is–Princess Leia or Dante?
I love my morning cup of tea. Ounce for ounce tea gives me so much happiness and comfort. What type do I drink? PG Tips, of course!
The New York Times gives me a little bit of happiness every day. Do you play Wordle? I was lucky one day this week! 😀
How can I forget sweet little treats–especially chocolate ones?
Last but not least, here’s a bit of happiness that I discovered on a walk last week. Who put this beautiful flower in this stone niche? And why? Was it a coded message for someone? Or maybe, it was a little bit of beauty meant to brighten the day….
I love finding beauty in unexpected places….it’s another great joy of mine.
I hope you enjoyed these small treasures that have brought me great happiness. Hopefully, some of that joy was passed on to you–our wonderful followers who have joined us over the years at Lens-Artists! Once again we invite you to join us for our 200th challenge at LAPC and share those little things which give you great joy.
A special thanks to John who prompted us last week to share images featuring Mechanical/Industrial subjects. All your images reminded me of how machines and technological advancements have dramatically altered our world, brought us closer together, made repetitive, backbreaking tasks so much easier, and dramatically increased our health and life span.
What’s up ahead? Ann-Christine will be our host next Saturday at noon, so be sure to visit her site. Until then, I wish you a week of good health and plenty of inspiration.