“Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” Samuel Johnson


Unexpected sparks produced a bright blaze of gladness Friday morning when two muscadines were discovered beneath their branches. (Apparently, they’ve also sparked a bit of gladness in the heart of nearby birds!)

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know sweet memories are intertwined with these native grapes as they once draped over my grandfather’s old wooden shed, tempting us every August with their distinct and delectable aroma.

What unexpected spark has kindled a bright blaze of gladness in your life this week?