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Overwhelmed: What Else is New?

My job, family, and mind are ganging up on me. Ever feel that way? There’s too much going on. Yet it was hard to sleep last night while obsessing over my to-do list. When I woke up, I knew I had to somehow get happy before trying anything else. I’m alive, healthy and employed. Hooray! Look what else I found.

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Minnie Pearl: a neighbor’s miniature horse

Friends just down the road got this miniature horse last week and invited me over to see her. Nothing wakes up your heart like the sight of a beautiful animal. Her name is Minnie Pearl. Clever, huh? [I guess you have to be a certain age to remember Minnie.]

We also had visits from the butterflies that hang out here this time of year. The picture below was taken with the zoom lens on my little digital camera. Wow! A hundred years ago we’d just have to imagine how this encounter might look.

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The butterfly and the marigold have a heart to heart conversation

The guy below also showed up near the garage. It’s not a very clear picture, but the bucks usually run before I can snap a single photo.

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An unexpected guest

So as you can see, no matter how much work and worry there is, just finding a moment to be amazed and grateful can do wonders. I feel better right now. I hope you enjoyed this little breather, too.