Good Morning

“Do you wish me a good morning,
or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not;
or that you feel good this morning;
or that it is a morning to be good on?”
~Gandalf, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
You and I can ponder on this for a while, or maybe not, or maybe just for a brief moment.  Whatever path your feet are upon today, may God smooth your way.  Slainte, Lisa

The Return of the Ents


The Ents…those wonderful, wise, slow-talking trees from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy…When I was growing up and reading (and re-reading) those books, I had a love/hate relationship with the Ent trees.  I always thought, “They are very smart and give good advice.”  But in the same breath I would wish that they would hurry up and say what they were going to say and get on with it.  (Pages and pages of talking trees)  In my life, I am much the same…sometimes I know that I’m probably learning something very wise and valuable, but I’m so impatient that I just want to learn it fast and be done with it.  But anyway, I saw this wonderful tree in the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC the other day, and immediately the Ents came to mind.  Whatever lesson you and I have to learn today, may we be patient and try to take it in graciously.  🙂  Blessings on your day, Lisa


Happy Wanderer


Me: Walking dog on dewy early morning, waiting for him to do what he needs to do so that I can go back and work on my “to do” list.

Fritz:  Happy to be outside, sniffing the clover, sniffing the grass, sniffing just about everything really, no “to do” list in his mind, just happy.

Hmmm…which one of us had the right idea?  Fritz, living the moment….you go, buddy!  🙂  Carpe diem.  Slainte, Lisa

“Not all who wander are lost.”  – J.R.R. Tolkien

I Can’t Tell You…

I can’t tell you whose birthday it is today, because he/she is the subtle, don’t make a big deal about it birthday kind of person.  A “birthday protection program” of sorts.  So in leiu of a big giant embarrassing greeting online for everyone to see, I will post a picture of them in darkened silhouette, to protect their privacy.  🙂

Since I’m not wishing them a happy birthday in public, I will choose to share this quote from J.R.R. Tolkien instead.  “Still round the corner there may wait, a new road, or a secret gate.”  May your day be full of adventure, your year be full of joy, and your life be full of love, dear anonymous one.  Blessings and Love, Lisa