"To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days." Thomas Dekker
177 - buddies
178 - Sunday morning baptism - O happy day!
179 - watching our wood elf hone her elven skills
180 - rain-washed tiger lilies
181 - rainy morning lie-ins with a good book and a cozy quilt
182 - goodies for baking on the pantry shelf
183 - happy arrangements
184 - meeting Rupert, my in-laws' pet squirrel...seriously, they open the front door and call "Rupert!", and he comes running!