It was one of those crazy, hectic days where there was more work than time and the hours were ticking by faster than their allotted speed when I noticed a new family of ducks that must have just recently moved into our pond. The pond had just thawed and the sky was a flawless shade of brilliant blue. I really didn't have the time (or so I thought), but the scene was too inviting to not just drop everything and give our new friends a proper greeting. I grabbed Maddie and a pair of binoculars and off we went. They were a different species of duck that I hadn't seen before...lots of white...some sort of merganser I believe...(still need to do a little research on that) but it got me thinking about all of the amazing things that go unnoticed in a day because we're TOO BUSY to look up, out or over! Now granted, we can't just sit and gaze longingly at things all day, but it's a nice reminder for us to take a break from our 'busy-ness' every now and then. To look up, out, and over..... and simply enjoy!
I'm definitely glad I did and for some reason, the day didn't seem quite as crazy and hectic after that and everything still got done!
Cheers to taking a break!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Posted by courage to create at 4:16 PM