Welcome To Frankly, My Dear’s first ever blog hop event! In my virtual jaunts around the blogging community, there is so much to read! I love sitting down in front of Babycakes (my laptop) while sipping the Keurig’s daily offering and seeing what you have to say and share.

And this is my offering: A chance for you to let us in on your blog world spectaculars. What’s the Word? Wednesday is a linky that allows other bloggers to share whatever is on their minds that they want to talk about. Think of it as a virtual coffee date with some great friends. What’s going on in your world? Tell us all about it!

I chose this picture for my blog badge/linky very specifically. It’s a photo I took of grape hyacinth growing in my front yard. My dirt yard. Which has been weeded and sprayed two springs and three winters now. And yet, in the midst of the California desert, in nothing but dirt, these blessed little blooms came up from the ground. I didn’t plant them. The previous owner must have. Yet, without care, without fertilizer or water, they bloomed. And continue to do so, a month later. Little tiny patches of green and blue and purple.

It makes me think of two bookmarks from my mom. The first reads “Bloom Where You Are Planted.” And I can relate to that. Because the High Desert of Southern California is not where I want to spend the rest of my life. But it’s where I am. It’s where my family is. It’s where my friends, my church, my community are. So while this isn’t my Paradise, it certainly is my home. And I’m intent on making the best of it. I’m going to “Bloom Where I Am Planted.”

The second bookmark is an ancient Persian poem:

“If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves
alone to thee are left,
Sell one and from the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul.”

It brings to mind the proverb, “Man Cannot Live on Bread Alone.” It’s all so true. We must beautify our world, find something that makes us happy in order to stay healthy. Our physical needs include the ability to smile and reasons for doing so.

So that’s today’s theme on What’s the Word? Wednesday: What Makes You Smile? Go ahead and write it out on your own blog and share the link here. Don’t forget to grab the code and share the badge on your own blog. Just be sure to link back to Frankly, My Dear… If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment. Be sure to read what others post, too.

After all, it’s a big pot of coffee out there. Let’s sip and share!

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!


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