The seasons are always a constant reminder of the passing of time. I think I notice the changes most in late spring and early summer though. First the Magnolias come and go, then the Blossoms bloom and fall, and currently we are in the heady midst of Lilac season here in England.
There is a beautiful tree that we pass on our daily walk. Last week it was covered in bountiful buds of soft blossom. The wind was blowing the blossom free and it was snowing pretty pink petals everywhere. I managed to take these photos of Bailey, and was captivated watching the pure joy on her face as she twirled, danced, and giggled.
The fact that the blossom disappeared so quickly and left no trace at all, and Bailey’s ability to be so beautifully in the moment, reminded me how important it is to stay present.
For Bailey and I, this time was an opportunity to do more than simply play. We were able to have a wonderfully wholehearted moment were we both just got to ‘be’.
Life is always offering us guidance and showing us what counts, we just need to slow down enough to see it. Often it reminds us of things that deep down we already know, but the stresses of life come along, and make us forget.
Today I wanted to share this with you in the hope that it will prompt you to be as present as possible. Make sure you take all the joy that comes your way, let it swell from within, because in the end each wholehearted moment is all we really have. Time will pass, and if you are in too much of a rush, you will have missed the flowers in bloom – so stop and look around, it’s all happening in front of you, right here, and right now.
What daily reminders do you notice that help you stay present?