Sunday, November 1, 2009

Checking my plants!



I have been so busy this past week as a few of you know that I have forgotten what I preach to others!!! "Stop, take deep breaths and be still." So I finally did this after the funeral today and man I am so glad I did. Sometimes our lives get so busy we forget about the little things that keep us going. I sat and watched my cats and how they were reacting to the way I was. I smiled and knew that things are better now and I am headed back on track. I glanced at a Blue Jay taking corn right off the cob. I watched two beautiful Cardinals and their partners eating at the feeders. I watched my outside cat make an attempt at catching something that was actually invisible to me but not him......he never got anything but he had fun trying! I watch the fish in my pond on the bottom waiting for winter so they can get it over with and get some fantastic fish food in the Spring. I watch a leaf fall on my arm and wondered about my life. I sat on that bench and saw so many things that I have not looked at in a week and started smiling at them and praising my cat for not catching that invisible object. I came into my house and looked around and wondered again about my life. I got on the computer and went to my gals on the Secret Garden Board and laughed and smiled and cried. I love those gals and I know they love me as much. I got up from this computer and sat and wondered again about my life. And ya know something?
I smiled.

3 comments:

Callie said...

We have our treasures all around us. I know it is easy to forget to look. You painted a beautiful word picture.

Kritter Keeper said...

i know the feeling! when i am down, going outside and being in the 'moment' always helps and yes, it does put a smile on your face!

Andora said...

Arlene,I know you have been having a really hard time,but things does get better,and being out in nature and just BEING does a lot for us..I am glad you could smile and I hope you will continue to smile...

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