The first summer that we lived in our house,
a friend stopping by for a quick
tour and to peek at the wee one we welcomed
just weeks after unpacking boxes.
We climbed stairs, opened doors and traced
a circle around our little abode.
We tried to identify the habitat that had come
with the house.
Was it Oregon Grape or perhaps blueberries?
I was happy to find weeks later that it was indeed
berries of blue.
At the close of our visit, my friend said that our home
was full of moments.
I have come to love that expression.
As I survey our home, 19 years later,
there have been many moments along
There are rooms where I can recall laughter and tears.
I can see chipped paint and precious photographs.
I walk out my back door and this moment of potting
catches my eyes.
So happy that I seized that past moment now
that this present moment carries neck issues.
Yet I can turn a different direction and see weeds and brown
patches of grass.
Each day carries moments of beauty interlaced with
moments of stark reality.
This weekend I hope you will revel in the moments
of your life.
Moments do not have to be gigantic to be life-giving
Take a quiet moment and let your mind roam the pages of a book…
Savor and enjoy good food with those you love…
Look deeply in the eyes of those who inhabit your life and recount the moments…
If you do nothing else this weekend,
here’s a simple way to create a moment,
buy a non-stop Begonia!**
A sure-fire way to have plenty of moments
of beauty this summer.
What better way to grab your life moments than by planting
a flower that tends itself?
It buds, blooms, drops its spent blooms and blooms again!
Gosh, maybe I should be more like a Begonia.
As a gardener friends says,
“Non-stop Begonias are the best bang for your buck!”
May your weekend be full of non-stop moments
that fill the shallow places and revive the exhausted parts
of your soul!
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**To my knowledge, Hazel has not been eating Begonias
this summer but with her discriminating palate she has
preferred eating sunflower leaves…but that is another story