Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stop and Smell the Flowers - Before I miss another NaBloWriMo day...

I have only missed 2 days of posting every day this month for NaBloWriMo. So far. But the end is so close I would hate to add to that based on the lazy feeling that has kept me from posting today. 

Well, not completely lazy. I DID get a lot of work done. Made some cute Santa Toekini's, and worked on a custom order I got from the local gift shop. AND struggled with the Snowman Toekini's...they are still in progress. (It is the yarn I am struggling with, but you will soon see.)

The lazy feeling relates to not feeling like writing. It is something I have to force myself to do tonight. But the funny thing is once I start, it comes naturally tonight. This does not happen very often! I think I will let it flow, and enjoy the ideas as they come

Stop and smell the flowers, so to speak.

Come to think of it, we did just that on Sunday, during our hike. (more on the hike tomorrow in the Walking on Wednesday series) 
Grouping of small, beautiful flowers among the rocks and leaves
So here are some simple picture reminders, to stop and smell the flowers
One lonely flower, can you see it?
It may take some effort to notice the flowers, as sometimes they are quite small....
Beautiful picture taken by my daughter,
who wanted to bring home a memory of our hike
....but it is well worth it. 
It is in the little things that we sometimes find the most joy.

When was the last time you stopped to smell the flowers?


  1. What a great post! My favorite part of living in the forest is all the tiny little surprises we constantly find all around us. So happy your family was able to take such an enjoyable walk. Wishing you many more opportunities to smell those roses together!

  2. How fun. I like all the flowers.


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