I awoke this morning filled with creative juices and an idea for making something inspired by a series of different blog posts that I have pinned on my Pinterest page. Perhaps my daughter and I will tackle this idea together, if she ever gets out of bed! (teenagers)
As I was sipping my morning java, I took a look out back. I was happy to see a blue sky today that is destined to warm up the cold, breezy air. I think to myself that maybe I will also start to tackle that mantel makeover if it becomes warmer out there.
As I am glancing around, I see something out of the corner of my eye. My eyes trail back. I cleared my crusty eyes to make sure that my vision wasn't playing tricks on me. But it wasn't. This is what I saw...
Look closer at the Pygmy Date Palm. Do you see that little fuchsia flower peeking out from the ball of the tree where the frowns shoot out?! That, my friends is an orchid bloom. It is NOT just your average bloom either. It is a bloom from the toughest little orchid plant I have ever owned! I haven't seen a bloom from this plant in eons!! A few months back, I moved it to this new location in the hope that I could help this plant thrive better. TADA!
I know...I am a weirdo here. While the rest of the blog world is posting amazing projects and ideas, I'm talking about an orchid blooming in my backyard. But for me, today...at this moment...this is my little miracle. I am taking a moment to breath in and enjoy the little gift that nature gave me today.
Are you keeping yourself open to noticing the miracles in your life today? Sometimes, they jump out at you like this little purple-y pink delight! Sometimes they come in the form of discovering that your teenagers who stayed up too late laughing, starving you of much needed sleep, where just goofing around and acting silly. The evidence was clear this morning as I fired up my Facebook page to discover they had changed their profile pics to this....
|This marks the first time I have ever shown my kids on my blog! |
I know they will be so excited to see that I did this!!! (wink)
Ya gotta just laugh. Goofballs.... Enjoy the day! I know I will. Stop and enjoy the beauty and goofiness around you. They are fleeting moments that make life all the sweeter...