Sunset on Pensacola Beach

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recipe For Happiness

Mom and I liked the way our friend Nicole does her recipes so we are following suit.  By keeping the recipes in a three ring binder in vinyl sleeves, they can easily be looked at, perused, notes written, and wiped off when dirty during baking.   School supplies are super cheap right now so I bought a 1 1/2 inch three ring binder for $2.00 and off we went.  We pulled out our various recipes and started adding them - by category into the book.  We love it!  So that was our project of the day.

I have enjoyed the flowers we have this year but it is difficult to know what to do to keep them alive.  If  the hibiscus tree leaves are yellow, the instructions say it might be too much or too little water!   Really!!!!
Despite our gardening ignorance, we do have some pretty flowers.

Crape Myrtles are delicate and thick with beauty.

What beautiful colors.

Pretty white daisies can make you smile.

The flowers on this vine last and last.

Hibiscus changes every day.  At night the flowers close up and new ones open in the morning.

Summer sweet watermelon was part of our dinner this evening.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a recipe for happiness that we all could follow.  But it is not that easy, especially for someone that has a mental disorder, extreme anxiety,  depression or someone that uses drugs.  My Grandmother was bipolar and lived with her own fears - most fears were imaginary only there because of the disease.  Mom had often said to me when I was growing up imagine what it would be like to be afraid all the time of things that don't even exist. For every high there is a more devastating low to live through.
We don't know what Robin Williams had to deal with - for him to make the final choice that he did tells us that he felt that he could not continue in his pain.   It would be wonderful if we had the recipe to help those in need - those that have also reached that place in their life.
Robin Williams will be missed, honored for his humor and kindness, and loved by all of us that were so aware of his extreme talents.   Yourr passing has left me sad and confused but if your job on this earth was to raise the spirits of others,  then, Robin,  you can rest in peace.  

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