Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Pay attention to life and it will pay attention to YOU!

When we pay attention - Life is beautiful.
And when we choose to enjoy the beauty and share it ... Happiness abounds!
(Share it well)
Short story: A couple of months ago, I was outside working in the yard. There was this strange green plant growing happily in the dirt. The vine was fuzzy and looked like a big, overgrown weed. For some reason, I didn't pull it out during my 'weeding rampage'! I remember going in later that night and thinking: I wonder what that plant is - Fiddle-dee-dee weeds weeds weeds ... tomorrow is another day - I'll yank it out in the morning.

In all honesty, I forgot about the funky growing madness in the backyard. And I'm so glad I did because just last weekend (while working out in the yard), this crazy looking yard critter turned into a gorgeous flower!

I looked at it and said (out loud) - "Well, look what you've become! Something amazing indeed ..." And it talked back saying: "Thank you for giving me the time and chance to become something wonderful!"

Moral of the story: Pay attention to the people, the plants, and the moments that make up our days - and give it/them a chance to grow and become their greatest possibility! Often times, at first glance, we judge and 'cut things down' before they ever get a chance to grow and flourish! (Ourselves included) ...

PS: Live THIS moment and the next and the next - choose to become! Pay attention to life and it will pay attention to YOU!

7 comments:

Joe Gigantino Jr. said...

Wendy! you style is so genuine! I really enjoy your tweets and your blog. Keep feeding us all with your inspiring message.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

A poppy! Beautiful post, words, thoughts, and photography!

Kylene said...

You are so wonderful! I just love you! Thanks for the great post.

Terresa said...

Great thoughts on plants & allowing things in our lives the space they need to grow & become something great.

On the flip side of that, I also like the quote one of my friends said once, "Watch out for the weeds in your life." Deep thoughts...

Terresa said...

PS: Thanks for visiting my blog!

And I'm kicking myself because I used to work for my local library district (I'm a Youth Services Librarian) & we booked great kid performers & storytellers (Jim Gill & Dr. Jean, for example) all the time. Mmmm, next time I visit my library, I'll see if it has any of his CDs.

Charms Of Light said...

Very nicely and naturally written.

We have poppies like that one! Can always count on them putting a smile on someone's face. :)

Shaela said...

what a wonderful little story! I could totally see it as a children's picture book... :)