Yesterday a fellow blogger, Phoebe, had a post inviting people to share words of encouragement that they use to cheer/lift someone up. I thought that was the most fabulous idea!
Reading the comments was endearing and refreshing. I mean, most days the world is made out to be such a cold and not nice place, you know?
But, here were all these thoughts, eloquently strung together to make anyone feel a little bit better. And, in that sense, it reminds me of nature. Nature brings such a comfort, especially flowers. No wonder flower shops are so busy.
So, today, I thought I’d do sort of a spin off of Phoebe’s idea. In the comments, please feel free to share any and all words of encouragement, praise, comfort, etc to anybody out there that may need it.
I’ll go first:
To whoever needs this today,
You are the sun, you know? Even with all the ‘buts, ands, and howevers’ you are worthy of wonderful things. ❤️
So, please join me! Feel free to offer up your words of grace. Let’s be like the flowers, let’s wear kindness well.
Yesterday at the Archway museum in Nebraska, I spied this really cool vintage Coca Cola machine.
Next to it the sign says, “Please place empties here.”
If you are anywhere around Exit 275 on I-80 in Nebraska, and you want to see something really cool, stop at the Great Platte River Road Archway museum in Kearney.
On our way from Cheyenne Wyoming to northwest Missouri yesterday, we took I-80 through Nebraska and stopped there. Oh my gosh, you guys, it is amazing!!
The museum chronicles travel history in the area starting with covered wagons, stagecoaches, the Pony Express, and highways.
We each got a ‘personal-type’ museum guide via a device that looks like a tv remote with headphones. The exhibits had numbers on them and you can just point them at ones you want to learn about and press play.
That was my first experience with those and it was really neat. You can move at your own pace, turn the volume up or down, there’s no rush to miss a tour group.
The museum itself is extraordinary with its escalator entrance, the lifelike figures, the detailed murals ceiling high, railroad history, and a great display about the highway system. It ends with a step inside a vintage diner with booths and jukeboxes.
The gift shop is really nice and there’s even an ol’ vintage Coca Cola machine, if you fancy a soda in a glass bottle.
I’m so glad we went! Their website is http://www.archway.org if you’re interested in learning more.
We are at a gas station in western Nebraska and when I looked up and saw this on the building, I laughed out loud! You just never know what you’ll see, on the road.