When I need a quiet place just to think and reflect, I find myself drawn to the beauty and peace of a cemetery. Far from being spooky, I find them places of beautiful sculpture that I find calming. In our older cemeteries, they are filled with the names of people no one now remembers or even knew. But I know they too had their struggles, hope, dreams, and challenges. This is a reminder to me that whatever is bothering me will eventually pass. Life goes on for me, for now. And I must seize the moments I have.
Dogs may be our “best friends” but bees are our best workers. They pollinate our fields, flowers, and all types of foliage. Seeing a beehive makes me appreciate all those workers and their organization and coordination!
Unconcerned about status and standing.
Being an “only child” brings a peace and security,
with no worries about power and prestige.
Playful, happy dog. A gift of time to indulge.
Being human means we are always encountering new challenges. Some inspire us and make us feel energetic and eager. Others are draining. Many times it’s only our attitude that makes a difference but some challenges are just downright miserable and we just have to deal with it.
This brings me to Gigi. She is a rescue dog who had bone-cancer in one leg so it was amputated. With the sweetest disposition for any animal (critter or human), she doesn’t seem to notice her missing-leg challenge. She just hops along on one front leg. Granted, she doesn’t have to get a job, buy groceries or get along in traffic but she is an inspiration. Sometimes, we just have to work with the lousy challenges we’ve got. Gigi is inspiring me to try to maintain a good disposition!