… keeps the doctor away.

Often, we miss the blessings right under our nose. I am guilty of this just as much as anyone else. My parents have three apple trees and they are FILLED with apples.  My cup runneth over.  … with apples. They are filled on the trees and the ground has plenty wind falls to fill every canning jar in the tri-state areas. (okay the last one might be stretching it)

This is something not to be cursed, hated, or ignored, but rather something to praise, thank, and see the blessing.

Tonight I realized, that two ice cream buckets of chopped apples, do not equal 7 quarts of apple juice.

Did I get upset?     .… Slightly.

Did I grumble?     .… Yes.

Was I disgusted?    …. Most diffidently.

Is there good in this experience?


The blessing. The blessing of something so good! Apples. Nourishment. Fruit.

An apple a day does keep the doctor away! :)


Simplicity. Happiness. The “popping” noise of jars just taken out of the canner. True, simple happiness.