Pages

A to Z Reasons to Smile - "L"

Each day this month I'll be sharing a list of things corresponding to the alphabet letter of the day that encourage and uplift me, the little things that make smile. I hope you'll join me, and maybe add some of your own in the comments! 
"L" Things That Make Me Smile... 

Love - "...the greatest of these is love." - I Corinthians 13:13  Amen!

Lilacs - The scent of lilacs is my very favorite of all the flowers.  My mother had a cousin who lived in the country and the entire drive from the road up to their house was bordered by huge lilac bushes, when them began to bloom it was heavenly!

Lefties - Lefties always make me smile, because of course I am one!  We even have our own official day each year! You'd be amazed at how many things are designed with the right-handed person in mind, making them a bit more difficult or clumsy for  us lefties to use.

Log Cabins -  I love log cabins, both old and new. There is something about the warmth of wood that can't be duplicated by wallpaper, paint, tile or other wall surfaces.  One of the fantasies Papa Bear and I share would be to live in a small log cabin by a lake.

Lakes - I was raised in the northeast region of South Dakota, and there were three lakes within 30 miles distance from our house.  I spent many happy days swimming, picnicking and fishing with my dad.  When I was in high school our family owned a small lake cabin and we loved staying there.

Limericks - Limericks are fun!  They are silly and sometimes bawdy, and written with the intent of making the reader smile... and they do!

Lemon Chicken - One of the Chinese foods I love, though it's probably an American adaptation. Lemon goes well with fish and chicken, and the sweet/sour taste is perfect with fluffy rice.

Lava Lamps - Ahh, sweet memories of times gone by!  I love them, and I still have a couple. :-) They are so relaxing to watch!

Lace -  Lace, which long ago was all handmade, is such lovely stuff.  There is nothing prettier than lace trim on a blouse, or a lace-covered dress... it is the essence of femininity!

Listening to Life Stories - Listening is important! It's an art we all need to practice more. My most favorite thing to do is to listen to someone tell me their life story. We all have story to tell!
Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by, then click HERE
to check out what lots of other folks have to say about the letter L
 ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
This post is also being shared at Two Shoes Tuesday this week -
Come on over and link up your "L" post!
 

11 comments:

  1. Another good entry this time for the letter "L".

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lilacs are a big deal here in Rochester, NY. We have a lilac festival coming up soon. Plus I have four in my yard. My daughter and my dad are both lefties.

    I left a blog award for you at http://www.tamaranarayan.com. Please stop by if you're interested.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I used to be obsessed with lava lamps as a kid! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Bigger Girl still has a lava lamp! You are right, they can be so relaxing to watch. Rather like watching fish swim.

    ReplyDelete
  5. :) I love your beautiful list.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lilacs were my mom's favorite flower. They are beautiful and smell so sweet, but unfortunately, they make me sneeze. Lava lamps made a come-back when my son was in middle school. So fun to watch. And the greatest of these is LOVE.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lilacs were my mom's favorite flower. They are beautiful and smell so sweet, but unfortunately, they make me sneeze. Lava lamps made a come-back when my son was in middle school. So fun to watch. And the greatest of these is LOVE.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Curiously I had to smile at the Lemon Chicken as it was my wife's favorite. It used to be very popular in Australia but seems to be less on the menus today.

    ReplyDelete
  9. without love- what is there! Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  10. My lefty brother has a theory that lefties are smarter...the stupid lunk-head!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great L list. My brother was a leftie. He used his right hand a lot and when he took golf lessons he learned he had to declare whether he would play left or right handed. You can't change to suit the lay of the ball that would be unfair. As always you are encouraging and uplifting with your words. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)