It's not everyday that I see something on Facebook that truly captures my attention - and my heart. Today Little Friend posted this picture from yet another site - Wild Woman Sisterhood and my heart melted. I looked at the photo and could see myself right there in the garden. Then I stopped to think who would be beside me - a sister from my birth family? A friend - or different friends who have traveled/journeyed with me at different times in my life?? I am thinking it could be any and all of the above.
It gave me pause to think about the flowers - all related and so different as well. It's what gives me such pleasure to recognize and acknowledge that. Yesterday I received an email that 'labeled' me in a way that was definitely in the eyes of the person who sent the message. I wrote back and shared about perceptions and how they are not often accurate except in our own eyes. I won't get a response from the sender, yet I just wish that the message was heard. I hope he recognizes that we are all as the flowers - alike yet so different and that it is our vibrancy - or quiet presence - that completes the garden...and life!!
Friend Lillian reminded me of Don Miguel's Four Agreements - again #2 - Don't take it personally - so when I am labeled, I need to let it run off my back and not go into the usual obsessive thought mode!?! Right?!? Sure...still takes practice though.
Today I will just go out with the camera and cherish the small things and the beauty in everything that I see around me.