Saturday, May 9, 2009

I get a little motivational email very day from SparkPeople and I thought today's was worth sharing....
There is no lesson for today. You have permission to stop thinking for a moment and just enjoy yourself. Stop looking at your computer right now and go look at the world. Rediscover the natural wonders that you walk past every day. How can there possibly be that many shades of green? Let your mind be grateful for a break. Don't think, don't strain. Let the memories of loved ones remind you of your favorite times. Close your eyes and try to smell the sunshine. Listen to your heart beat in your ears. If it's raining, smile at the thought of the flowers that will soon follow. If you're surrounded by buildings, celebrate the creative genius of human beings. See the hope, the alarm, the love, the grief in faces that stream by. Thank whomever you'd like to thank for the chance to even be here. For a moment today, don't worry about being better. Just be.
I have been appreciating nature so much more since we got the camera and started taking pictures of plants and flowers. What I would normally pass by I notice in great detail. Have you truly looked at a flower lately? Or a vegetable plant? They are beautiful.

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