Peace for your Path...

"peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (unknown)

Monday, February 7, 2011

nearly missed

Lily took me for a walk this morning. I nearly missed it. Too much work. Too many excuses. Too busy.
(Translation = Too lazy)

Had I not finally let Lily take me by the leash, here is a list of all I would have missed:

1. This unopened blossom now waiting to burst into beauty on my kitchen windowsill
2. The fragrance of sweet Jasmine on a soft, sunny February breeze
3. A spider resting in her web
4. A man riding a tricycle wearing a blue bathrobe smiling "Hello!" at us with a toothy old grin
5. All the cars with brake lights glowing lined up behind the man in the blue bathrobe riding his tricycle smack dab in the middle of the road
6. An idea for my newest Lenten reflection
7. Getting to see the bright yellow "Caution BLIND CURVE" sign and laughing to myself in understanding
8. Watching two white cranes fish for their breakfast side-by-side
9. Lily walking through the monkey grass just to tickle her tummy

and finally...
10. Remembering how much I love this quote:

"Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking." - Pablo Neruda


deborah said...

love this robin!!!!! the man in the blue bathrobe--so classic florida (or at least the part where my grands lived;)

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

sometimes we have to take some time to ..see what's out there.

Robin Bradley Hansel said...

Thanks, Deborah and Jen!
Love you both...