Abundance: Present and Future

03 Jun

This past weekend marked the beginning of the graduation party season in our small town. Graduation was held on Saturday of Memorial Day with my hubby(chairman of the school board) reading names of the graduates at the ceremony. Afterwards, someone told him he was being too serious when he read the names. He said he thought that graduation was supposed to be a solemn event.

We attended our first of many graduation parties for the graduates on Sunday. Each party is usually an Open House with family, friends and neighbors in attendance. The food is abundant and unique to each family usually with the graduates helping choose the menu.

My oldest son wanted a pig roast for his party, my second son was more interested in going racing right after his party was finished that he wasn’t too concerned about what was on the menu. My daughter had her favorite requests like Hot roast beef sandwiches, BBQ meatballs, fresh fruit and lots of salads. My youngest daughter had pretty much the same menu as her older sister but wanted to make sure I made my chicken salad for the party.

We have been to graduation parties with taco in a bag, pig roasts, picnic style foods,  smoked turkeys and some with very ethnic foods. One thing is constant at all the parties and that is the inclusion of plenty of sweets usually in the form of bars(lots of varieties) and cake.

At the first graduation party we went to this year there was an abundance of food as expected and then I found the unexpected in this photo which speaks of future abundance in the form of grapes.

I leave you with this quote today..

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
by Wayne Dyer

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19 responses to “Abundance: Present and Future

  1. Thomas Stazyk

    June 3, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Congratulations! And thanks for the reminder to count our blessings!

    • flyinggma

      June 3, 2011 at 6:19 am

      It is easy to forget to count our blessings when are in the middle of an abundant season in our life. We tend to forget was the lean times were like.

  2. ceceliafutch

    June 3, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Love the Wayne Dyer quote… sounds like this is an abundant season for you! Enjoy

  3. flyinggma

    June 3, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I think having abundance in your life also means recognizing and being grateful for the many blessings in your life…to be content no matter your circumstances at the time.

  4. 1959duke

    June 3, 2011 at 6:43 am

    The first time I read something by Dwyer I think Nixon was President.

    • flyinggma

      June 3, 2011 at 6:49 am

      I really don’t know anything about him just liked the quote when I was searching on “abundance”. I probably should do some research before I quote someone.

  5. planejaner

    June 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Lovely…it is a season of joy and growth…


    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      It is a season of growth for both man, plants and animals. The two parties that we attended today were for kids that I did daycare for when they were 2 years old. Boy do I feel old. Not only my kids graduated but now my daycare kids are starting.

  6. nrhatch

    June 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Wayne Dyer shares wonderful thoughts with the world. If you’re interested, this post has a clip of him on the Ellen Show:

    Congrats to all the Grads! I’ve got two nieces graduating from HS this year.

    Time flies . . . grapes will mature in no time at all.

    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks for the link Nancy. Went to two more grad parties today. Love this, almost no cooking on the weekends for the month of June. Just party hopping for meals.

  7. pearlsandprose

    June 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Lovely post, Jeanne. Can’t believe my stepdaughter will be graduating from high school next year.

    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      Time goes by so quickly. The parties are such fun to see the students so excited. I love looking at the picture boards that the kids put together of their favorite pictures for the party.

  8. Carol Ann Hoel

    June 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Beautiful photo for abundance. You are a party person, Jeanne! How nice! Lots of fun and feasting. Blessings to you and your husband at all the graduation parties…

    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      I had fun taking pictures of the grape leaves and the grapes. I love the parties and a chance to visit with so many people at one place. Blessings to you and yours this weekend Carol!

  9. pattisj

    June 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I’m with your husband in seeing graduation as a solemn event.
    I’ve never seen grapes at that stage of development. Thanks for sharing.
    Sounds like an abundance of celebrations, as it should be.

    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      I do like to keep graduation as a solemn event. So many things are now informal that used to be formal. I love that we have a small school with only about 35 graduates each year so they can make it more personal that the larger schools can.

    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      I like to see some things kept solemn. So many things that used to be formal are now very informal. I love that we have a small school with only about 35 graduates each year. They can make it more personal for the graduates and their families than the larger schools.

  10. writerwoman61

    June 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    My parents were big fans of Wayne Dyer…

    Both Anna and Devin will graduate next year…looking forward to it!


    • flyinggma

      June 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      Graduation time is such fun around here. You will love it next year.

      I don’t know much about Wayne Dyer but loved the quote that I found.


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