This momma and baby came to visit us last week. We (my daughter and I) were going about our weekend chores at home, busy and rushing about and I looked out our back door and they were in our back yard. Everything stopped in our house as we both came to the door and just watched as they moved about. They came and went a few times, and they spotted us watching them. It was beautiful and yet a reminder too that we share this place with them.
I think what if I hadn’t looked out the window. I would have missed that small gift and a chance to just stop and take in that beauty. How often in our rush to check off our TO DO list do we miss something that is really worth seeing?
The image of the two deer stayed with me along time, more so because it was just a chance encounter. But that encounter, brought everything to a stand still and we just took it in. It made me more mindful to slow down and see what else I might be so busy doing that I just don’t see what’s passing right in front of me.
Do you find your days flying by? It’s mid August, summer is coming to a close in a few weeks, and I want to ask you, what made you stop this summer? What caught you off guard and had you pause to really enjoy the moment? Or have you been so busy you haven’t really noticed much of anything?
Pause in your days, take a breath and look around. There is so much to see….
Until next week, have a beautiful day!