A Wondrous Day

Stokes Bay 7 March 2014Sitting in my conservatory at the end of a beautiful afternoon with the last rays of sunshine on my face, I feel so blessed to have had such a wondrous day.

I haven’t spent a penny but I have had some of the most beautiful gifts that I could ever ask for.

I have had the glorious sunshine on a March day, I have had wonderful company, I have had a walk along the beautiful Hamble river, which over the last few weeks has had such devastation and power inflicted upon it but now flows so majestically again.  The carnage that the storms have brought in evident on the banks of the river, most of it man made too (not so wondrous I have to say!).

I have walked through the woods and heard the various bird song, seen 2 Buzzards flying over head their distinctive cry to be heard for some distance.  Seen numerous Robins and Blue Tits flitting around and singing to their hearts content.  Seen Pussy Willows and Catkins, Daffodils and Snow Drops, the Bluebells starting to sprout getting ready to cover the woods with the glorious carpet of purply blue.  I have even seen my first butterfly of the year and a yellow one at that.

I have spent quality time with my husband whilst we walked our trusty four legged companions.  And laughed at the dogs frolicking in the streams and chasing around the woods trying to find the Deer that they could so obviously smell.

We have met other people, strangers to us, and we have passed the time of day with them.  Laughing and joking and chatting away.

People smiling, laughing, walking through the mud and puddles with their wellies on, enjoying the sunshine.

And then this afternoon I have spent time in my garden digging over the veggie patch, getting it ready to grow the vegetables and salads that will sustain us during the summer days to come.

To some this may sound dull and boring – to me it is what fuels my heart and soul.

Life sometimes gets too complicated.  We let our worries and concerns take over everything and we stop seeing the beauty that is around us because we get too caught up in the day to day living.

We don’t have to have money either to enjoy what is around us, we just need to open our eyes, ears, nose, our hearts and our minds and let the beauty around us flow in.

Starting to appreciate what we have around us rather than always striving to get somewhere else is one of the greatest lessons that we can learn.

We run around like headless chickens most of the time, trying to fit everything into one day.  Trying to be Superman or Wonder Woman and not stopping to breathe.  Falling into bed at the end of the day absolutely shattered and worn out.    Always dashing here, dashing there with never any time to take note of beauty around us.

Jumping off the roller coaster and taking stock is one of the things that we should do on a regular basis.

Why don’t you try doing it for a while and see just how much better you feel inside?

P.S I forgot to take a photo of my time in the woods, so I hope the one of The Solent that I took on the 7 March will suffice x

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