Spring is in the air in the Pacific Northwest with Summer quickly moving in, and with it comes the dreaded “spring cleaning.” Indoors, it’s a time for me to move the furniture around, hunt down those dust-bunnies, and deep clean. In backyard, I see weeds that need to be pulled, patio furniture that that needs to be scrubbed with OxiClean, and concrete that needs to be power washed. The list gets longer the more I look around. When will I have the time, along with my day job, mom job, blog job, etc. to do all of this? Furthermore, do I really want to do it?
Luna, on the other hand, took this past week as an opportunity to show me what life is all about.
Life Lesson #2: Stop to Smell the Roses
The great Chicagoan, Ferris Bueller, said it best:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ok, so let’s move past the part where I try to persuade you that the 80’s was a great era to be a teenager (I sooo wanted to be Molly Ringwald), and let’s get to the point that dear Ferris was trying to make: take time to appreciate life in all its splendor. Let go of the hustle and bustle, and just stop and look around.
When I was a Pennsylvanian, clouds for the most part were nothing special. Don’t get me wrong, they were beautiful and fascinating, but they were, compared to the Pacific Northwest, quite boring. I have never seen a lenticular cloud until moving to Washington. I’ve also never seen a Kelvin-
The bottom line is: I would not have seen those gorgeous clouds had I not paused from my busy life and just looked up. And seeing these things makes me happy. So while Luna takes time to smell the roses, and while I look up at the clouds above me, what will you do to appreciate life?
And if you missed Life Lesson #1, check it out here.