I walked down the driveway, my dog pulling on his leash desperate to run through the emerald green grass, spotted with golden dandelions. I stopped for a moment to look back over my shoulder. The house sets in what used to be a field, blue sky as it’s backdrop. Chickens pecking at the ground, the horse grazing in the pasture, and the outdoor dogs laying lazily in the sun. The picture resembled something from a Norman Rockwell painting.
Do you ever have moments that seem to stand still? That is the time I experienced, ever so briefly, this morning.
How often do I rush through my days? And miss it all? And, why? Why do I do that?
Slow down. Breathe. Be all here.
I have to constantly remind myself of this. Over and over again. You’d think I’d remember, that I’d “get” it, once and for all.
But, I forget time and time again.
Memorizing this moment. Tucking it away.
Knowing just how blessed I really am.
- Researchers at Ford and Ohio State look to dandelions for ‘green’ material (reviews.cnet.com)
- Norman Rockwell- An Appreciation (redtreetimes.com)