I was taking photos a few weeks ago, to capture
the last flowers before the winter
when a butterfly
decided to enjoy them too!!
It made me think about 'savouring the moment.'
I don't know about you but I so enjoy the beauty around me and the simplest flower
growing stuck in a corner
of a pile of rubble
can touch something deep inside me that demands
a response.....and a pause
in what I'm doing!
I am touched by its beauty and I take a photo
I pause to enjoy the moment
and wonder what quirk of fate cause it to seed and grow in such an unwelcome place
Here's another that has just turned up
out of the blue !
I don't even know what it is!
(the yellow one above)
Others are ones that I have planted and I do
pause, frequently, to enjoy...
their colours and shapes
I'm not trying to be corny.....
but I am thinking
of all that is happening in my life
and I wonder
if I am making the best of where I am at this moment
rather than worrying
about what I have lost and what the future holds?!
I know it says something similar in the Bible!!
I so appreciate the loving and thoughtful
words that you have spent time
writing to me...
after my last post
and I hope to reply personally
to each one of you my dear friends!
It has made me think a lot and I realise that I need
to spend time just enjoying where I am
and what I have.
I don't mean that I/we shouldn't dream...
(I still need to learn how as.........
I seem to have forgotten!)
I remember well
watching my children...and, also now, grandchildren
hunkering down on their haunches
totally concentrating on watching an ant or....
some other bug
their whole world focussed on watching
whatever was happening
I don't know about you..... but,
probably due to many responsibilities and 'things'
that are a source of worry and concern,
I feel that I have lost this ability!
William Henry Davies wrote
"What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows...."
I well remember.......
several years ago,
going for a walk with a friend.
We stopped,leaning on a gate, to enjoy the view.
There were cattle contentedly grazing
and a stream flowing slowly by....... while a tree
trailed its branches in the water
making little sparkles as the sun struck sparks
of light on the ripples
in the water.
Suddenly I realised that I was trying
to count the cattle!!
What a relief when I realised that.......
they were not my responsibility..
......they belonged to somebody else!!
I was free to relax and enjoy the scenery!
What am I trying to say?
Seeing the butterfly sipping the nectar from
Can I realise
what are my responsibilities
and what can I let go
so that I can
pause and take in the glory of the moment
and enjoy where I am
IN THIS PRESENT MOMENT!!