Shanda at A Pause on the Path hosts a Finding Beauty Blog Hop so I thought today I would participate for the very first time.
November through March marks the rainy season in Kuwait.
And today is a cloudy day in my corner of the world.
Although we don't usually get a lot of rain, it does mean that this is our growing season since the rest of the year is too hot for much to survive.
This is the time of year when everyone goes out to the nurseries for flowering plants and trees and bushes.
Bougainvillea do really well in this climate all year round but can be seen in all their colorful glory now.
Yesterday I spied a pretty yellow butterfly flitting about outside on the balcony.
And this morning, Jingles decided to enjoy some fresh air.
But after a few minutes with no sun to warm her, she decided hunkering down in a pot of moss roses was much more comfortable.
Today marks the Islamic New Year on the Hijrah calendar. Although a new year is not traditionally celebrated, the passing of time is acknowledged and it is a time to reflect on our own mortality.
Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
(William Arthur Ward - American dedicated scholar, author, editor, pastor and teacher)
I think we should consider every day as the beginning of a bright new year filled with possibilities. Wishing you much peace and many blessings today and every day!