I feel as if my head is above water today and I can finally take a deep breath, though I’m still treading to shore. In the midst of busy I don’t stop I continue until I can’t anymore…and then I push onward. I stopped by a nursery this afternoon while at lunch since I really have been wanting to plant a few items in our garden in front of the house. As I was browsing I stumbled upon beautiful hydrangeas. It immediately brought me back to summers in Long Island, NY at my grandmother’s home where we would stay up late and be spoiled rotten while my mom was back in Virginia working (how I appreciate her sacrifice as a single mom more and more daily).
We had no cares, no responsibilities…and truthfully that time embodied childhood at its finest. Many things in life are simple if we allow them. I’m an analyst by nature – I’m even analyzing that sentence. But those flowers sure did stop me for a moment to remember and seek the beauty in even the most simple of things. I feel as though there have been little reminders to stop and reflect on those things that make my heart rejoice and cause my mind to be still. I’m going to be purchasing a few of these bushes very soon. The owner of the nursery told me this was the perfect time to plant a garden!