2013, you're here!
Who can believe it?
2012 seemed to go past in the blink of an eye, and no doubt this brand spankin' new year will too.
I have to admit, time passing so quickly scares the hell out of me.
I'm terrified that one day I'm going to wake up to discover my life is over.
At least the best of it.
My boys grown.
My skin saggy and wrinkled.
My mobility a struggle.
Loved ones passed on.
Regrets for chances not taken or a life not lived.
I don't want that for myself.
I get so caught up in the day to day hustle and bustle, that I miss the beauty all around me.
Instead of seeing the allure of the morning sun coming through the window, I'm annoyed because I am awake before I wanted to be.
Instead of hearing the music in my children's laughter, I get angry about the mess or the noise they're making.
Instead of being appreciative of the rain that is watering my garden for me, I get pissed off because I have errands to run and don't want to get wet.
Because of that attitude, I miss the sun's rays playing on the wall.
I miss the enjoyment and innocence in child play.
I miss nature's tears dripping silently from a leaf.
Well not any more.
I am going to take notice.
I am going to slow down and make time for the little things.
I'm going to stand still, close my eyes and just breathe.
I don't want my life to pass me by without being grateful for all the awe inspiring wonder that surrounds me every minute of every day!
So I have set myself a challenge.
To find that which is beautiful and immortalise it in a photo.
I walked out my back door to have a wander around the back yard and this beautiful red rose caught my eye.
How could I refuse?
Such a gorgeous colour!
Feel free to join me!
It's actually quite exciting!
I'm feeling really inspired.
I'll be using the hashtag #365daysofgrateful on Instagram and Twitter.
Keep your eye out for tomorrow's instalment!
Happy New Year!
And it is.
A very late link up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT