Saturday, June 5, 2010

A lovely Saturday

Today I've been cleaning and organizing my home, so I made a cup of coffee, grabbed a pile of papers on which I draw rough sketches and ideas, and went outside for a short break. It was supposed to be unsettled weather today, but instead it is just gorgeous.  Sitting there, I looked around me at the blue sky, the clouds and the trees, and was filled with gratitude for the gift of life. 
Someone is cutting grass down the street, I hear the cars go by, and a neighbors dog is barking, but even with all that noise, everything in this moment is perfect. Whenever I can, I try to remind myself that this is the only moment we have, and we really miss out when our minds are cluttered with stuff from the past, or thoughts of the future.  How wonderful to stop the mind chatter, and just 'be'.

There is nothing like the feel of sunshine warming your body to make it seem like all is well in the world, at least in this moment. Wherever you are, I hope you are able to take a few moments, and remind yourself that being alive, even with the stress and problems, is truly a great blessing.
Have a wonderful and sacred day!


Kathleen said...

Oh, so very true! Thanks for sharing =)

Debby said...

Absolutely perfect. Gorgeous photo.

Marlene said...

What a nice day and the picture is beautiful

apinkdreamer said...

you are right! sunshine always make us happy and...creative!

slommler said...

How gorgeous is that photo?!!
I am having one of those peaceful moments right now. Sitting here drinking my coffee and reading wonderful blogs from a wealth of friends. Such a joy! And it is quiet except for the crickets and the birds early chirping. Wonderful!!
Thank you

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

What a lovely post! And speaking of lovely- my ACEO cards came today- they make me so happy looking at them! I just adore your work!
Thank you and HUGE hugs to you xOxO

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Love this post, makes me feel guilty though for feeling so woe is me lately... haha

Pam of Always Artistic said...

I am glad you were enjoying the day! What a beautiful picture too!

readingsully2 said...

A great philosophy for anyone, Betty.