Never, never, but never, give up…

From this morning's walk, Miss Raylene's Secret Garden

There’s a humongous debate taking place in my shrinking brain right now.  Should I eat my lunch (I am salivating like the Pavlovian dogs with no bell around), or just go ahead and start the posting to be published on Tuesday.  The big problema is that it was just now that I decided what the subject matter was going to be.  That’s a quote more or less from Winston S. Churchill. 

Never, never give up, even if the challenge in front of you is bigger than the planet, figuratively speaking.  The reason behind all of this is that in this morning’s paper (yes, Monday was a lucky day for me, I got my paper) in the Sports Section I found out that the Women’s Basketball team from Notre Dame(#2) beat the team of the #1 University of Connecticut (Uconn).  I was flabbergasted!  I had  taken it for granted that Uconn or Tennessee was going to win the National Championship.  Surprise, surprise.  Texas A&M #2, beat University of Tennessee #1, last Saturday I believe.   Life is full of surprises.  That’s why whenever we are confronted with anything that we think it is too big for us to resolve, remember Winston S. Churchill, but most of all the teams of Notre Dame and Texas A&M.  National Championship will be Tuesday night on Espn, in case you decide to watch this very interesting game.  Today Butler plays UConn for the Men’s National Championship.  May the best team win.

But the most important thing to remember is to never, never give up on your dreams, on your life, on your family, friends, and anything else you consider worthwhile.

Now that I have that incredible news off my chest, I will take you on my walkabout with Miss Raylene this morning and the beautiful sights we encounter during this spring season.  It is just magnificent. 

These two are cherry blossoms and a close-up.  They look like soft-pink cotton balls.  If you ever have a chance to see them in Washington, D.C. please make that one of your goals in life.  It is worth it.  It is like being in dreamland.

An azalea bush on the left and a bleeding heart on the right.  I had never seen one before.  If you look really close the little flower is in the shape of a heart, and has a section at the bottom that looks like a tear.  Simply beautiful!

Don’t you love tulips.  They are so beautiful.  Come to think of it, all of nature is spectacular in its own right.  From the very simple to the most elaborate.  Just stunning.  This is the season to admire nature in all its splendor.

Take some time to go around your neighborhood and be charmed with so much beauty.

So it was today…April 4th, 2011…another beautiful day on this side of paradise…

Your Happy Contessa

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”  Winston S. Churchill

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