It is Friday. July is more than half over. I feel a bit of panic.
Empty flower pots sit on my patio waiting for flowers and dirt which sit abandoned beside them.
The shelves in my pantry groan under boxes and jars crammed helter skelter. I did not take a photo as I did not want anyone to go blind!
File folders piled on the floor of my office wait for me to sort, shred or toss the contents. Remind me again. Something about the 80-20 rule?
Work projects, unread books, unread and unanswered emails, Facebook,Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, WP blog posts… all crowd my brain competing for attention.
I beat myself up. Something I would scold you for doing. But, I am a master at this, thanks to years of practice.
Then too, I feel bad because I am not staying in the moment.
It’s a double whammy. I suffer for what I have left undone and for feeling guilty rather than being “comme ci, comme ca” or “que sera sera” !
How did I lose the mindset that I enjoyed in Cabo, the Florida Keys or France…leisurely lunches on lazy afternoons, sleeping in…?
Oy vey, ach du lieber Gott, mon Dieu… A double whammy!
Today is Friday and the week is ending.
Up at 5:30 A.M., I promised myself to “move the ball down the field” before the day ended.
This morning was a time of busyness but not of getting much done.
Yoga early at the gym for a quick namaste, work, appointments until 2.
The clock was ticking.
Starving, I stopped at Zupan’s Market on Macadam for a grab n’ go lunch from the deli.
Trying to save time, make time, use my time wisely.
Hurrying out of Zupans, I saw another wonderful handwritten sign in their flower department.*
I took this picture and had a lovely conversation with Brittany, a Zupan employee, about Henri Matisse.
My day of busyness stopped. I came back to the moment.
Thank you, Henri Matisse for bringing so much beauty into our world.
Thank you Brittany and Zupan’s for reminding me of that beauty.
It is good to get things done.
Yet, at the end of the day and the end of my life, it is how I worked and lived everyday that matters the most.
In a world that seems to be going up in flames of violence and that is often ruled by greed, selfishness and brutality, it is good to remember that life is good and that there are flowers.
I believe that our lives are richer when we take the time to look for them.