www.geezersisters.com written by Ruth Pennebaker. Ruth, who hails from Texas but is currently living in New York, wrote that while out walking she was trying to see the world "with new eyes". Her desire was brought on by an essay she had read which she linked to in her blog.
The essay is one written by a woman, Marie Pechet, who is 47 years old living in Cambridge Massachussets with her husband and two young sons. Marie was diagnosed with colorectal cancer when her boys were 1 and 4 years old. She basically put her life on hold for a year while she underwent surgery and chemotherapy. It appeared they had stopped the cancer and she went on with her life. When her boys were the 3 and 7 years old the cancer returned. Her article is about finding moments of joy and to savor her life with her boys. I urge you to read her article at http://commonhealth.wbur.org/guest-contributor/2010/04/a-mother-savors-life-while-battling-cancer/.
If this article doesn't make you stop and admire Ms. Pechet and recognize all those little joys that we ignore and forget, I dont' know what will.
I also urge you to visit Ruth's blog if you can. Although this post was on the somewhat serious side, Ruth has an incredible voice and wit, she will likely make you laugh, at her and yourself. After reading this post, look through Ruth's archives and see if you don't find her absolutely fabulous.