TRAVEL THEME: World Cups: Destination Mugs


I accidentally got into this collection of Starbucks Destination mugs, but when i realized that I already had three, i decided to go on.  I think these mugs have already been faced out… but they were good while they lasted.  🙂  

A cup of coffee is a great reason for my mom and I to get together in the morning.  Over a cup of coffee, friendships can be made, brokenness can be healed, a stressful day can be relieved, and a much needed break can be achieved.  The places where i got these nuts/cups carry within them some beautiful memories that I have been so privileged to experience.  Thank you, Lord.  I have a cup of coffee to count these blessings with.  

This is my entry to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: World Cups.

TRAVEL THEME: Shine – Michigan Cherries


Did you know that the shiniest living thing in the world is a berry?  Not these cherries… 🙂  They’re called collia berries which are grown in Africa.  But these cherries are shiny too.  They are Michigan cherries shining as they dangle on the trees!  I love watching people turn into children.  Childlikeness is a beautiful thing to see.  When people pick berries, something beautiful happens.  I love watching especially my mom.  She makes some weird funny and childlike sounds she she sees the shiny fruits, and she does everything possible to get them.  Sometimes the cherries would be very high up on a branch, but no problem, the 69-year old would climb up to the skinniest branch to get the cherry she lays her eyes on.  Thank to these shiny Michigan cherries for the joy you bring to my mom, and to me.  


This is my entry to Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge: Shine.  Late entry but well… I try.  🙂

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