|The Irrepressible Dylan Alcott|
|Acrylic paintings painted by me|
Another chapter in my Book of Life...the title is self-explanatory....
Laughter... (including being able to laugh at myself...which is often!)
The sound of children laughing
Joy and wonderment on a child’s face...the sparkle in their eyes...their smiles...unbridled excitement, expectation...the lack of embarrassment
Never losing the power to dream...
Inspirational people...those who inspire others. For instance, Dylan Alcott, OAM...
our Australian world champion wheelchair basketball player and tennis player, radio host, TV sports commentator, and motivational speaker. Dylan was born with a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord, and was operated on during the first few weeks of his life. The tumor was successfully removed. However, it left Dylan a paraplegic, relying on a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Dylan’s parents, his rocks from when he entered this world, are to be greatly admired. They, too, are inspirations.
Selfless benevolence...generosity...charitable...in actions and in spirit
The sound of rain falling on the roof
The smell of dust being settled by rain
Walking in gentle summer rain
Sunny, mild days
Heroes...and the unsung heroes...for their bravery in the face of adversity... their sacrifices for the sake of others...for freedom
Those who stand up for others...for the underdogs
A sense of humour...good humour and fun, but not at the expense of another/others
Animals...domestic, farm, native/wild
The glorious feeling of climbing into bed just been made with clean, fresh sheets and pillow cases
The beauty and wonder of Nature
Living in a democracy
Ocean views...beach views
Views of mountains and valleys
Elderly folk who display a joi de vivre...a zest for life...(and anyone else of any age who express an enjoyment of life)
Sensitivity to the feelings of others...solicitude
Good, fun, interesting, enlightening conversations
Inane, insane (harebrained), light-hearted, laughter-filled chats just for the fun of it
No matter how humble it may be...having a roof over my head and four walls to surround me
Those having strength of spirit when in stressful situations...having the ability to overcome difficult situations...to win...
Remy and Shama...my two furry roomies...
Being an Aussie...
Knowing I, and my two furry mates, will never starve...and the knowledge I will always have enough toilet paper...pandemic or no pandemic
Music...where do I begin?
Old friends...good friends of long-standing...
I am sure there are many more things I love and like...and like many pennies dropping from Heaven, they will drop....landing on my head and in my mind...after I’ve posted this...