Rich to See
This week has found me in a lull of sorts. It's a very good lull since I love the mundane and boring days the best. I've been taking care of a mysterious eye infection (what door knob did I touch that had bacteria??) and also a sinus infection which very well maybe related to the eyes. Anyways, I'm on lots of medicine and I'm feeling much better, phew.
I am ignoring the warm up that occurred yesterday and the day before. Some may say that the weather was glorious, I say "enough". I'm yearning to layer clothes and see my puffs of breath outside. My trees are at peak color right this very moment. I rejoice each time I walk by a window and look outside, so beautiful.
I remember when the kids were little and I was busy being busy. My in laws came to visit us and my mother in law remarked over and over how beautiful the trees and landscape were in October, their favorite month to visit. I was not struck by the beauty. I was too busy being caught up in cooking dinner, bathing children, picking up toys....etc.
Now I am older. I think back to her remarks and I say loudly "YES". I see what you see. I am not busy with little ones, I'm present in the NOW. How rich am I to be able to stop and look and SEE what is beautiful. The leaves, the trees, those little tiny acorns, listening to the breeze rustle the leaves, music to my ears.
So drink in the beauty around you! Stop and take a breath. Pause. The dishes will always be there, so will the long and mighty list of things to do. But that single moment when you are present in the now is fleeting.
Have a lovely weekend!