I am not very good at relaxing.
I’m not naturally one to chill out for half a second and appreciate what’s going on around me. I am too busy accomplishing good things to appreciate that I’ve accomplished good things. I’m too busy planning for the good things to come to appreciate the good things in the moment.
But I’m working on it.
A couple weekends ago the weather was perfect, the blossoms were blooming, and I spent some time lying out in the grass. It was amazing. I noticed all sorts of things I would never have given a second look to otherwise.
The photos are of things I found strewn here and there in our unkempt weedy lawn. I am not much of an expert in weeds – can anyone identify the plants?
Spring is bittersweet for me, because I have a hard time appreciating the beauty of the blossoms knowing they’ll all be gone soon. In the week or so since I took these photos, the petals have fallen, the weeds have been mowed. sigh. But on the other hand, it is a sign of new life and a vibrant growing season ahead.
Do you have an antidote to busyness?