Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Count Your Blessings

I thought it would be fun tonight to toss in a picture that I took in Florida last month of my hubby's and my feet in the clear Gulf Waters south of St. Pete. Although the water was too chilly for us "older" folks to swim in, we did get brave enough to wade in up to our knees and dig beneath the sand for sand dollars. Fortunately, we didn't run into any sting rays as they tend to congregate in the shallower water along the beaches to mate from April - October.

Just got in from letting the dog outside to do her nightly "job" and was totally awed by the number of stars shining brightly in the clear nighttime sky. Very beautiful. That made me think about the people in northern Japan who are suffering such incredible hardships right now. They're beneath the very same stars, yet I doubt they'll even notice them because their minds are so preoccupied with life-threatening worries like having no home, no water, no food and no warm place to sleep. I hope my family and I NEVER have to experience that kind of horror, and my heart truly goes out to them. NOTE TO SELF:  count your blessings, girl!


  1. Not to mention the nuclear meltdown threat! Those poor people. My heart goes out to them.

  2. I know. It's just so sad. Plus, many of them have lost one or more family members and/or friends. :-(

  3. We were at St.Pete Beach and Madeira Beach in January and we are going back there on April 5th for my daughter's wedding.I love it there. The water was freezing then,but we went over near West Palm Beach and the Atlantic side was much warmer waters!

  4. You're going back April 5th? Mind if I hide in your suitcase? lol Just kidding. Hope you have a great time, and a safe trip, for your daughter's wedding!