Taking a Closer Look
Friday, April 19, 2013
I'm pensive today. Some small events occurred yesterday which required me to do some serious self evaluation. It is a good thing. I think it is best illustrated by the story around this little lady bug picture.
I was weeding one of my gardens last week when I noticed this little lady bug on a weed on a rock. I'm one of those odd creature lovers who carries spiders outside when I'm cleaning the house. You know the type. Anyway, I stopped to encourage this little lady to fly away, but she did not comply. So I pulled out my phone, took her picture, and moved her to a wooden cask planter where we have a citrus tree. I continued weeding and didn't think of her again until that evening when I transferred this picture from my phone to my computer.
It was then, in the enlarged and color enhanced version, that I noticed that little lady had an injured wing. No wonder she couldn't fly away. It reminded me, today, that I always need to "take a closer" look at situations and at people. There may be hurts, or pains, or ulterior conditions that are important to consider, especially before I respond.
Yesterday was a day when I reacted instead of responding thoughtfully to a situation. It wasn't a serious situation, but, it caused me to reflect and vow to not repeat my less than attractive behavior.
Today is a new day. Thank goodness for a fresh start. I am grateful. I'm looking forward to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.........and being more of a "lady".
I'm wishing you all the same!