Wednesday 4 April 2018

Be Happy with What You Have.

After our trips to Las Vegas over the last few days I have been thinking about what makes this city tick.  We sit out here beside Lake Mead and at nights we watch plane after plane fly over our heads on final to land at McCarren Airport.  We joke that they come in heavy with cash and fly out light.  Almost everyone on those planes has the same dream floating through their heads.  To be a big winner and head home rich.  I'm sure there is the odd lucky one, but I know I have flown on a lot of flights out of Vegas and for the most part their are long hung over faces trying to sleep it off before they have to go back to the grind when they get home.  For a few short days a person has the opportunity to be whoever they want to be, and tell whatever story they want to tell, but when that plane leaves the runway, it is all left behind.  What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!!!   As one gets older, the things that are important in life change.  Material things start to take a back seat to experiences.  We notice the little things more.  I think we should all step back every once in a while and ask ourselves what is REALLY important.  Maybe we are just trying too hard to fix things that are not even broken.

I was just sitting here listening to our Angel Clayton talking to us and smiling to think that maybe it is him that is making the breeze blow today which in turn makes our Angel Clayton's wind chime tinkle.  We have a wind chime that hangs in our window and every time there is a breeze, we say that it is Clayton talking to us.  We even talk back to him once in a while.  I think he likes to travel, because he is constantly talking to us when we are moving.  We sometimes have to let him have a little lay down on some of the rough roads, because he drives us crazy.  Silly boy!!  Remembering him is important to us and that is how he has a physical presence in our home.  He is also in our hearts everyday.  Whenever he talks, we look over there and see all of our other grandchildren, so I think he is telling us to make sure we think of them all as well, and we do. 

Because today was a do nothing day, I had to ramble.  I'm glad you took the time to listen, because that is what I do sometimes.  I will leave you with the view just inside our window tonight of Angel Clayton.

Our Location Today: Government Wash Road NV, near Las Vegas NV. 36.1257 -114.8342


  1. Excellent post. Sorry for your loss. Love the kid in the bucket!!

  2. I’m glad to hear he isn’t far from your thoughts. I love seeing him included with the other kids ❤️


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