In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!
Everyone should read Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. Upper-elementary students should read this book. Teenagers should read this book. Adults should read this book. You should read this book.
And after you finish Home of the Brave, you should read Extra Creditby Andrew Clements because sometimes children’s books can speak more truth than adult books.
But if you must read an adult book, I suggest Rise of the Rocket Girlsby Nathalia Holt. It gave me a new fascination with the vastness and complexity of outer space. . . and a new appreciation for computers.
Intending to show the best of North Carolina to my brother’s friend who was visiting from Florida, my family journeyed to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday. Although the weather forecast said, “partly cloudy,” we met heavy fog on the Parkway.
We made the most of a less-than-ideal situation, eventually abandoning the Parkway for Boone and Valle Crucis (but not before I snapped some ominous fog photos).
…and I snapped one less moody photo because from the valley, the low-lying clouds made the world look Christmas-white.
Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or change as time passes. Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!
April 21-27, 2018
1. Last weekend, I met a college friend at Pilot Mountain. We had such a great time hiking and catching up!