Weekend off – too much soap & a simple kindness

Lately I have been making a lot of soap.  Every weekend for the past couple of months, I have made a couple of batches.  My drying rack is full.

It will be another week before some of the soaps are fully cured and can “roll-off” the drying rack, making room for more.  I honestly don’t know what I will do with all of this soap, but I am thankful that I have several recipients who enjoy receiving it as gifts.

Since I found some time this weekend to spend some time with my husband, I wanted to post a little something different.    Earlier this week, my husband took the dogs out into the “back 40” for a walk.  he noticed there was a “weed” growing out there that looked like little baby roses.  He picked me one because he thought I might like it.

It turns out that it IS a type of rose – a “prairie rose”.   It is so cute and tiny.  Just a simple, lovely little rose.  It made my day.

This is a picture of it.   It is in a shot glass.   The flower is about 1″ across.   It even has little thorns.


My husband was very surprised that I was so happy and thankful for such a little thing.  But to me it was a big thing.  It was the kindness that was important, not the rose itself.  While the rose was certainly nice, what was even nicer was that he thought of me while out there walking the dogs and took the time to bring me something he thought I would like.    THAT was the gift.

I was reminded that sometimes, the best things in life are the simple things, the thoughtful things — those are what life should be all about.