Category Archives: Two Cents Tuesday Challenge

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Heritage

I’ve posted a series of photos from a recent visit to the Slate Run Historical Farm.  Most of these are from the animals that we encountered, but here are a couple of images that remind us of how a farm in the 1800’s would be run.

First, wood will need to be chopped year-round for cooking, and in the winter months for heat:

Chopping Wood

And the wind will be used to dry the wash:

Clothes Line

These are but two examples of the traditions and practices that we are reminded of when we visit historic places.  For me, these places serve as reminders of the past and reminders that for those of us with electricity and heat, how good we have it today.

And for this specific purpose, they are my response to the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Heritage from Across the Bored.

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Special

My grandfather lived into his early 90’s.  He was a lifelong learner with incredible curiosity and passion for life.  After he passed we were going through the items in my grandparents apartment and we came across this piece of paper:

asanas

An asana, at least in the west, is typically defined as a body position, often within the practice of yoga.   Based upon the location and placement with other papers, it was clear that this was a recent project.  Not once had my grandfather spoken of a yoga practice, and yet, here is a man in his late 80’s or early 90’s taking the time to develop a practice.

I’ll never know if his intent was to improve physically, spiritually, or both, but I take from this piece of paper the lesson that we’re never too old to learn something new.  We’re never too old to begin a new practice or skill.  As long as we remain curious, passionate, and engaged, we continue to grow.

That’s why this piece of paper is my answer to Across the Bored’s question, “What is special for you?”

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Happy

Friday makes me happy, so I chose to respond to this challenge on a Friday!

Friends and family, human and non-human, make me happy.

Running makes me happy.  In fact, the last time I cried tears of joy was during the 23rd mile of completing my first (and only) marathon.  (No one knew that I was crying ’cause I was sweating a lot.)

Creating – writing, picture-taking, drawing, talking, contributing – makes me happy.

Being outside in nature – birds, streams, trees, sun, rain, clouds, wind, snow – makes me happy.

And every time I see this picture, I smile with Franklin, and I am happy.

Franklin Smilin'

Want to see what makes others happy?  Want to share what makes you happy?

Head over to Across the Board to see the Two Cents Tuesday Challenge:  Happy responses so far and share your happiness!

Happy Friday everyone!