Sometimes in life you have to slow down a bit, ya know?
Sometimes, just sometimes... the little things turn out to be important after all! It doesn't hurt to step back, take a deep breath, and take a good look at the little things around you.
It might be a unusual cloud formation just drifting by on a gentle breeze, it might be a new rose bud popping out on the old raggedy rose bush because of the recent shower and morning sun, it might be the way the light throws a rainbow of colors out of a dewdrop on the big leave of an ivy plant, or something as simple as a mother duck walking her new ducklings to a lake or pond across a busy intersection.
Luckily, this time someone took the time out to look at the little things, and gave the duck family a helping hand. Just goes to show that by taking the time to look around and appreciate the little things, we may find ourselves in the position to help another. That, in the long run, is what we are here for, isn't it? To help if we can, to offer whatever assistance we are able, to slow our pace from one of out doing others to a pace where we can see the needs of those around us? At least, I hope that is the way we look at it.
I guess that I've finally come to the point in my life where taking the time to enjoy the little things once in a while can make all the difference in the world. I am looking around and enjoying the little things more and more. Somethings the little things become very important in life, like having a fresh cup of coffee with my friends!
See what I mean?
The picture and message this a.m. are inspiring enough in their own right but the way you expressed everything is so heartfelt and touches (or should touch) something in the very core of each of us. Thank you for putting into words things that others of us feel but can't vocalize.
Good morning Jim,
You are so right! Like this morning when I took the dogs out first thing. It had begun to snow and the ground was already covered.
I usually hurry them up because it's so early and so cold. But today, I had to stop with joy and a big smile while watching the puppy romp around in the snow for the first time in his life and trying to bite the snow flakes falling. Not yet knowing what this white fluffy stuff is!
Even the grumpiest person would stop and smile. (Except my older dog Ziggy who stopped to look for a minute and then seemed to say.."Yeah,yeah seen it before, lots more than this too, lets get on with peeing!)
Thanks for the second smile of the day. :)
Hey Sis...I take it for granted this is you cause I get so few unsigned comments. Glad you could drop by today and that you enjoyed the post.
Have a good day...
Hey Lydia...good to see you first thing this morning. Snow is as exciting for animals seeing it for the first time as it is for kids, I think.
I don't care for snow myself, but it is interesting to watch how peope and animals react to it.
Have a great day...
That was a very relaxing read after a very busy morning here.
Thanks for allowing me to stop for a minute and take a deep breath.
As always, good pot o coffee :)
Hey Blondie...as always it is nice to see ya here this morning. Lou Dog is probably real happy to come visit for a while...just think how much fun it's going to be when you have 2 grandpups to visit ...!!
Man, the cats are going to just LOVE having a puppy around to train!
hey...you have a pleasant day, OK?
Exactly.Someone said that others sometimes see the devil in the details, but you can as well see the beauty in the tiny details.Whatever exists in our hearts comes out.
And to take a deep breath and think before making the next step in life is always clever:)
Hey Mattias...well said, my friend.
Bsides, a little slow down time is good for us all from time to time.
Thanks for coming by today...
Wow...nice message today...
Thanks for showing us that there
are some little things in this world
that needs appreciation...
Sometimes I forget that...
and peace be with you...
Hey Milesbelle...sure do thank you for stopping by. I glad that you liked the post and am glad to see you back to read again. I appreciate it a lot.
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