posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 11:37 PM
I turned sideways and got a piece of hay behind my sunglasses tonight in the wind as I was feeding the animals. Sometimes those little pieces of hay
hurt in your eye and they don't come out easily.
I was furiously rubbing my eye as I couldn't open either of them. I had to turn away and pay attention to my eye. I thought I'd finally got the
piece out of my eye, but both of my eyes were watering badly. This was going to take a minute to recover.
I realized I was rushing, as I often do. I didn't know what for, but I was hurrying. Seems I always hurry sometimes. I don't know why.
It wasn't particularly cold outside, actually kind of nice really (except for the wind). As I cleared my watery eyes, I had to stop myself and ask
why I was hurrying so much. There was no rush. The animals were all content, and there was just nothing to rush for.
I stepped back and put my hay fork down and just stood there for a few minutes. Before me was an absolutely beautiful sunset over the Rocky Mountains
in the distance. The wind had cast a beautiful orange shadow as the Sun set behind the front range. How blessed was I? Who else could see that like
I could??? Not many. And, for all the times when I really do have to rush for one reason or another, tonight was not one of those nights.
You know, there are sayings like... "take time to smell the roses"...but so many times these words are just lost on us in the hustle of daily
Sometimes, the simplest things can be the most rewarding. One day, all this property will be someone else's and all these wonderful animals will be
gone. Maybe, just maybe, I should just take a little more time to drink it all in...Gawd knows, we've worked hard enough for it all.
Next time you feel like you don't have time to see the world around you...stop...and tell yourself you really do have time. Time is fleeting, and we
can never go back.
Just a thought.