It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chapter 3, Page 21, Book 10

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them

Chinese Proverb

Today is Fragrance Day and also Flower Day, always the first full day of spring.

The two do seem to go together for sure!

Ladies in particular, will enjoy today because they just love perfumes. In ancient times, they were used to hide body odors. At the time, baths were infrequent. Today, the daily shower eliminates the bad odors. But, we still like the smell and attraction of perfume

The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life

Robert Louis Stevenson

Spring is in the Air, I can smell it. How wonderful to know that the earth is coming alive after a long long winter and flowers will soon be blooming!

I hope your day is filled with that sweet fragrance of R & R. Refreshing as a breath of springtime! Invigorating as whiff of sea air.

I’ll be praying for all of you as always!

‘On Ya’-ma


Hollie said...

Thanks for your continued prayers. I know I need them. Oh how I love Spring time. It's wonderful thinking about the re-birth of plants. Exciting!

grammy said...

Well, it is nice to know that spring is here
but it would help if the snow melted and the temp would go above 40 (o:

scrappy quilter said...

I can smell it in the air too. Most of our snow is gone and the grass at the front of our home is even green. Can't wait to see all the blooms and the leaves on the trees. Hugs

Elizabeth said...

Happy Spring and Happy belated Birthday !

That corgi :) said...

I didn't know the tradition of this being Fragrance and Flower Day, but it makes perfect sense since so much comes to start to bloom in spring with flowers, petals, etc and they usually are very sweet smelling

I am enjoing my R&R today; hope you did too :)

betty said...

Happy Spring!!!

Joyful Days said...

Spring was in the air, but sadly buried under about 10 inches of snow!! Ready for summer...