How many times do you find yourself seeing something unique and smiling and walking or driving by?
Well, Monday, after an early day at work, the sun was still shining– all was GREAT with the world. (I have to admit that this “day light savings time” really kicked my butt for a couple of days… but I am enjoying driving home in the sunlight even if its close to 7pm)
Back to Monday… I’m driving and humming a tune on the radio– when I see this woman WALKING a LAMB.
I slow a bit and smile and drive on. After I got passed them about 3 blocks, I said to myself… “Claudia if this isn’t a perfect example of Beauty– I don’t know what is.” So I turned my car around and drove up near them and rolled the window down. I asked the woman if she minded me taking her picture.
She said, “Oh, by all means! It’s been a very rough couple days at our house and this is how I cope with stress.” I asked what was the matter? She said that the passed weekend they attended FFA (Future Farmers of America) and that this lambs mother had won first prize. I was “wow.. congrats!” She said, “well, yes good in a sense for the Blue Ribbon but we really had gotten close to the mother and now she is no longer with us. So much work and fun — you fall in love with them… they are part of the family… then you have to say good bye. Everyone is sad and this little baby lamb cries all the time for her mom.”
I wished them well– thanked them for the shot– and started thinking… how many times do we spend in our lives do we prepare for something wonderful and forget that there is also a down side? Or do we choose to not think about it?
Example– a dear friend of mine spent 6 months preparing for her youngest daughters wedding. They were so close and had such fun with all the preparations then the wedding came– everyone was so happy and it went off without a hitch — THEN the mom and dad had to say good bye to their daughter, not only to a young man that will hopefully take great care of her, but they are also moving thousands of miles away. One of her saddest days a work, I asked how she was doing, and she told me that while all the preparations were such fun — some days she wished she hadn’t spent so much time getting closer because now it was so hard missing her. I gave her a hug– I know she would never really wished they hadn’t spent that BEAUTIFUL time together… but sometimes life is hard.
Beauty comes in all forms — how are you celebrating it today?
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TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer