I’ve had a sad few days.
After this post, you know some of the reasons why. There are others, but they don’t matter.
We all get a little blue from time to time, so we all know what it is about, don’t we?
But over the past years of occasional bouts of feeling blue, I’ve realized one thing. It is never a loss or a problem that causes my sadness.
It is my attitude towards it.
If I look at my sadness, accept it, watch it, it reduces. I see that I can either do something about the problem, or accept that I can only do something about my attitude towards the problem.
As I watch the sad part of me, I also see that the happy part of me, the calm blue lake within, hasn’t gone anywhere.
It is up to me, to choose to be in the NOW, be mindful of what blessings I have at present, and focus on those.
I took the photographs of these orchids two weeks ago, and saw them on my phone just now– and they made me smile.
In this moment, now, watching the orchids as I type, the sad part of me has receded.
This 8th of September we hope to cover as big a part of the internet as possible with Sunflowers, the favorite flower of our dear Tina who we lost all too soon.
As we mourn her loss, we also celebrate who she was: a bright, compassionate, large-hearted personality.
If you knew Tina through her blog, I encourage you to take part, by signing up here.
If you didn’t know Tina– celebrate this Blogfest as a day of choosing to be joyful– a choice Tina Downey made, despite all her suffering, every day of her life.
Would you join us in celebrating Tina with the Sunflowers Blogfest? In your life, are you searching for beauty in the NOW?