This past weekend I (finally) got on my bike for the first time this season. I really wanted to get to the Arboretum to see the azaleas before they all went their merry way back into the earth, so I made sure that part of my ride included a trek to the Arboretum.
I was certainly not alone in my idea, I’m pretty sure practically everyone in the DC area was walking in the Arboretum on a spectacular spring day this past weekend.
I enjoyed my time there and the bright and beautiful azaleas, but as I was riding out of the Arboretum, I noticed this adorable patch of wild daisies, spreading their happy blossoms in a small patch of land. As I rode by them, they just put a smile on my face, their white and yellow blossoms stretching up toward the sun.
Noticing, paying attention, and delighting in the normal…I wonder how it might feel in our lives if we really allowed ourselves to notice and delight in the normal, in the every day. I wonder how it might feel if we took stock of the small things in life that are there for the taking if we stop, slow down a bit and pay a little more attention to the beauty in the world around us.
I hope you have a delightful week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!