Sometimes you see a scene that brings peace to your soul. This view made me take a deep breath and exhale slowly…bad air out, good air in. It helped me think about peace and quiet and being content.
We work hard for what we have, what we want, what we want to provide for others. That hard work can put us into a routine that can be hard to break out of day after day, week after month, after year. Before we know it the years have passed and we are still working hard and wondering what it was all about. We have what we want and the people we love are provided for, so why are we still toiling so fervently? How much stuff can we buy? How many vacations can we take? How many toys can we play with? Yet we work and work and work all too often forgetting why.
This view reminded me of what is important and how much peace and quiet lead to my contentment. I saw this photo in a magazine and I think I could actually hear the wind playing amongst the flowers. I had instant release and knew why I do what I do. Are you striving or are you content? Can you see yourself walking amongst the flowers and dabbling your hand between the blooms? What brings you back to your why? Take a deep breathe and let the peace and quiet of this scene fill your mind, your heart, and your soul…bad air out, good air in.
Take a close look at the lower right hand corner of this parking lot. Can you see the cute brown bunny? We were walking through downtown Denver and one of my colleagues noticed this little guy and suggested I take a picture. He sat very still as I drew closer, and was not in any way startled by the cars or traffic or city noises. It struck me as both odd and amazing at the same time.
Once I took the picture and walked away, I thought about the life of this bunny. Where does he live? What does he eat? How long has he been in this area? How did he get here? So many questions around this strange pairing of this bunny with a parking lot. And it hit me that he doesn’t think it is strange at all…this is where he lives. A parking lot is a strange palce for a bunny to be eating, and yet this is his world. HE doens’t know any different and has made the best of the world he was given.
What about you? Do you ever feel like a bunny in a parking lot…like you are in the wrong place? As if the world you live in is not where you should be? And then I thought about those who make the best of the cards they have been dealt by life, and they make it work. This bunny didn’t run or hide or act out of fear, he just ate the weeds and enjoyed the sun.
Maybe that is my advice to you today. No matter what life has dealt you, make it work. Be content, eat your vegetables and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Good advice for bunnies and people all over.