Today I was on a self-imposed mission... to find signs of spring. We had such a beautiful day today with temperatures in low sixties, so I just couldn't stay inside. So I put on my spring-y shoes:
And went on a mission.. I slowed down and observed the birds that are coming back and starting their spring courtship games (not in this picture. I guess, every creature deserves their privacy, right :)
The sun shining brightly on top of the trees:
Or something I could never imagine to see in February:
And even crazier - the first strawberry leaves...insane!!
Today I wanted to slow down and notice the beauty around me. Why? Well, this afternoon I met an amazing, inspiring woman. She and her husband came to pick up our old futon from the "dreadful room". While the men were working, we talked. And talked, and talked... Have you ever had an instant connection with somebody? This was mine. Two years ago she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. She's been traveling to a different state for treatment every three weeks for many months. And she told me how grateful she is for every single day that she has with her loved ones. This couple had a little boy with them. Watching him play happily and rambunctiously with my two guys made my heart ache...
Sometimes we are so immersed into struggles of every day life that we forget what life is really all about... Day after day passes by, and we are too busy to slow down. And than life just stops in it's tracks... Tomorrow I'll think of the budgets and money, and jobs, and stuff. Today it's about what matters most, and what I'm truly and eternally thankful for:
And how was your day today?