|War Memorial Park|
Besides some of the projects we are doing in helping our daughter Tally prepare for a move to Pennsylvania, we took the time to go to a water recreation area in War Memorial Park in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is a favorite spot for children.
|Water fun - Elena and Juliana are in the foreground|
On Memorial Day we went to Pinnacle Mountain State Park located on the outskirts of Little Rock for a picnic and a hike.
We also went to a little lake sitting on a rock quarry where paddle boats could be rented. Unfortunately by the time we decided to do that, it was too late to rent a paddle boat.
|"Too bad, so sad" - Granddad|
Here are some photos we took of the grandchildren during these two outings.
More water park scenes
|Three girls at the top of the water slide|
|Three girls come tumbling out|
|Darlene listening to an audio book|
More hiking scenes
|Elena dressed in camoflauge for this nature hike|
I am adding an article on gratitude that also fits in with the Memorial Day holiday and War Memorial Park.
Feeling and expressing gratitude.
- recognize when good things happen to them.
- feel gratitude more intensely when something good happens.
- feel gratitude many times during the day for the simplest acts of kindness or politeness.
- feel grateful for a number of things at any one time. They feel grateful for their families, jobs, health, and friends, along with the specific positive benefits they perceive.
- see how the efforts of others contribute to their happiness. Not only that, but they also make the connection between how many people’s efforts contribute to the good outcomes in their lives.
Less grateful people focus narrowly on just one or two people for the same outcome. Grateful people don’t discount their own efforts. They stretch their appreciation to include other causes and contributions for their success.
McCullough found that gratitude isn’t confined to those with formalized religious faith but is also shared by those who have a sense of the divine and spirituality in the Universe and believe in the interconnection of all living things.
|"Tak" - Mongolia -"Bayarthla"|