One of the things I love about our current house is that when sitting in my comfy chair knitting, or in the straight back chair spinning, I’m looking out at the orchard. I can see the chickens and watch them chasing grasshoppers. Several times a day, Cat goes walking by . . either on the porch or across the front yard. And, I get a great view of the sky changing colors in the evening.
Yesterday I was sitting and knitting and looked up and the sky was gorgeous. It had yellow, gold, pink, blue . . I mentioned to Vince that the sky was really pretty. From his chair, he almost has to get up to see out. He’s facing the TV . . priorities!
Several times I thought about getting up and going out and taking pictures but I kept knitting. By the time I decided it was too pretty to miss, grabbed my camera and went out, I had pretty much missed it.
I was a bit aggravated at myself that I waited so long before getting up but then I realized . . there was a lesson to be learned: Strike while the iron is hot.
I try to be aware of feelings I have when I feel like I should do something for someone or even to call someone. There are times when I put it off and then wish I had acted. Opportunities, just like beautiful skies, don’t last forever.
And, just like the colors of last night’s sky, once some opportunities are gone . . they’re gone for good.
I’m going to try to spend some time each day, during my quiet time, just being mindful of opportunities I have to do something to improve someone’s day or life.
So . . I would probably not have had these thoughts if I hadn’t been lazy and sat there and missed those sky colors. I truly believe there’s a reason for everything. And, sometimes we don’t even know the reason but I trust there is always a reason.