Friday was a busy day. A front came in overnight and our spring weather took a dive. Overcast skies, chill wind, possible rain in the forecast and an over-full to-do list. By lunch time I had already been to Target, the paint studio, Lowe’s and the UPS store. Then driving home, the sun broke through ~ and the blooming cherry trees on our main community road had a moment ~~~
I’ve enjoyed this beautiful scenery for the past two weeks, and was concerned the wind and possible rain would bring it to an end. Thinking about my #oneword365 ~ present ~ as soon as I reached home, I ditched the to-do list, grabbed my camera and started walking.
This lunch time walk was truly a present ~ as in a gift! Bright sunshine, beautiful blue skies and green grass, and oh, those pink fluffy clouds of blooms. Even the downed petals were pretty ~ like pink confetti lining the sidewalks. 🙂
I walked, took photos, and took a few minutes on a bench to just breathe. That’s one of my goals for this year ~ to be present in the moment, and especially recognize the present when it is an unexpected gift.
We lost a dear family member on Thursday this week. My Aunt Barbara ~ Bluwaterdad’s sister ~ was a special spirit. Sharp, funny and independent. And she played a mean game of checkers ~ I don’t think I ever won a game against her! I thought about her while I walked. She definitely would appreciate the moment ~ so Aunt Barbara, this beautiful present moment is for you, with lots of love ~~~