Yesterday I was sitting in this cozy nook on the porch enjoying the elements of nature. The sky was overcast and an extremely brisk wind was whipping the branches on the trees. Rain pelted the grass and flowers. Leaves were scattering across the lawn and two hummingbirds were having an air war as they both attempted to raid the feeder, yet defend their territory at the same time. Fall is in the air. I see it. I smell the scents. Summer is passing. Did I live every moment to its' fullest potential? I tried, oh yes I tried.
You know how sometimes quietness and reflection bring sadness and looking toward the future brings hope. Other times it is opposite. Reflection of the past brings joy and looking toward the future brings fear and pain. Twisted emotions, I'd say. But there I sat sheltered and cozy, safe from the storm, and little princess giggled and twirled with glee as the wind blew through her clothes and hair. She was oblivious to all that brought the wind, the rain, the STORM. She was caught up in the moment and the exhilaration. She was living the moment to its' fullest potential. I took it all in; the wind, the rain, the storm, the air wars, the joy, the exhilaration. Twisted emotions, I'd say. But I absorbed them. I allowed myself to learn.
Today is a new day! I will try again.
Have an intentionally happy Monday.