Every once in a while, we get a rare glimpse of nature up really close. Twice in the last week I’ve gotten this opportunity.
The first while I was clipping some roses from my rose bushes. I was reaching behind the plant, trying carefully not to scratch myself on the thorns when I heard of rush of wind. I glanced over, and not two feet from my face was a hummingbird. So tiny. So precious. So close! And then it was gone.
Then a few days later, again in the backyard, I was keeping my dog company while she wandered around the yard. She’s a real people dog (a lab/hound mix) and will keep her backyard explorations short if she knows it means being away from her ‘peeps.’ Yes, I suppose we’ve spoiled our dog. But as I was sitting at the table reading a magazine, I saw a flash of color out of the corner of my eye as the butterfly landed about four inches from my hand. It wandered around for several minutes as I sat there – moving from the table to the umbrella and back to the table.
But then I got to wondering. How many of those amazing moments do I miss every single day because I’m just not looking for them or not aware of my surroundings. How many amazing experiences do I miss out on because I’m too busy thinking about tomorrow – or worrying about what I said yesterday.
Will you join me in a vow to attempt to live more ‘in the moment?’
I look forward to hearing about your ‘found’ moments. And hopefully having a few more to share with you over the next few weeks.