Sunday, May 09, 2010
This comes from a Healthy Reflection:
There is no lesson for today. You have permission to stop thinking for a moment and just enjoy yourself. Stop looking at your computer right now and go look at the world. Rediscover the natural wonders that you walk past every day. How can there possibly be that many shades of green? Let your mind be grateful for a break. Don't think, don't strain. Let the memories of loved ones remind you of your favorite times. Close your eyes and try to smell the sunshine. Listen to your heart beat in your ears. If it's raining, smile at the thought of the flowers that will soon follow. If you're surrounded by buildings, celebrate the creative genius of human beings. See the hope, the alarm, the love, the grief in faces that stream by. Thank whomever you'd like to thank for the chance to even be here. For a moment today, don't worry about being better. Just be.
This is truly a creed I try to live by. Just Be...
There are so many things I can't control. If I spend too much time worrying about them, I just drive myself crazy! I live in a "not very fancy" house but the rain doesn't come in through the walls or the roof, the fridge has food in it, the light switches give light.
I look out my computer-room window as I type this and I can see the tall pine trees sway in the breeze. I can see the new leaves on my crab apple tree. I look out onto the field and I can see the farmers starting to seed for a new crop.
I open my window and I can hear the branches of the trees blowing in the breeze. I hear the birds that have come home to nest. I hear the chipmunks chattering as they run up and down the branches of the tall trees. I hear my kids as they laugh and scream and yell and laugh some more.
Am I lighter this week? Unfortunately not. Did my husband's lottery ticket yield so much as a free ticket? Nope. Does my teen-aged son seem to have taken an incredible interest in his studies? Not likely. Is my life perfect? Darn near!!!
I wish for all my Sparkfriends a fraction of the peace and happiness I feel.