Simple Things

Yesterday was a lovely day filled with simple things.

The high school student council sold these flowers for Valentines Day. I received one gorgeous flower from DP and another from a senior in thanks for my help with her college applications.

Sunlight streamed through my window. The day whispered, “Spring is coming…”

A professor from a Barcelona business school came to speak to some of our students. He said that never again will a generation be able to assume that they will do better financially than their parents. That particular dream is over. He told the students it was time for a different dream, one that is smaller and more innovative and possibly more fun.

It’s time for simpler things.

This post is part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. Click here to check out pics from Portugal to British Columbia and everywhere in between.


  1. There was a hint of spring in the air in British Columbia this week. It may be a simple thing, but I think every one is smiling a little more because of it. Beautiful as always.

  2. @HellyBelieve in spring and it will come! My mom is here from Ottawa right now and she definitely prefers February in Barcelona!@Angela K. NickersonThey were beautiful and, like you, I'm not very conventional about flowers so I was also delighted with the daisies. I hope your Valentines Day was lovely.@Delicious BabyWith regards to the financial crisis, it is definitely time for us to re-evaluate. I'd be happy to make do with less if others living in poverty could have more than they do now… not exactly the American dream but perhaps it should be.@Jessie VI'm so happy that this shot makes you happy!@DominiqueI loved what you wrote about a single flower as a heartfelt gift. Thanks for that!

  3. I think it's strange that the Barcelona professor shoud have said that – maybe it's something about the culture where a steady job for life with a big pension was the dream for the parent's generation. But I see a future of possibilities which is so exciting with broader horizons for those kids, with the internet as it's gateway. Maybe that's what he should be telling them.

  4. @Heather on her travelsI think it's interesting that people are commenting on this! The professor's message was not a pessimistic one at all… in fact, I think he would absolutely tell kids that the internet was going to be a big part of their future. I actually found it refreshing that an economist spoke so frankly with teenagers about the dangers of spending more than they make… and about starting small with a vision for a business about which they are passionate.

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