The more I practice this #livinginthemoment
stuff, the easier it gets, because I keep seeing how things work out for the best when I just flow with the rhythms of life.
Today I was planning to go see some cousins I haven’t seen in ages. I love and miss them and can’t wait to see them again, but for some reason I was moving in slow motion this morning. I slept in, binged on the Internet, and took ages to help a bit around the house. By the time I was finally ready to go, my mom was almost home from work. I realized I haven’t had near enough #qualitytimewithmom
since I came home to #michigan
, so I stuck around. We shared some laughs over dinner, and then picked some #blackberries
from her partner’s farm.
all grow on the same plant, but #ripen
at different times. Most of them were still red, so we left them. A few were black and soft and #delectable
. Some berries looked ready, but weren’t quite there yet. They were so #sour
I literally #puckeredup
when I ate them.
I think we humans are like that too. We all come from the same source, but some of us need a little more time than others to reach our full potential. If we’re “plucked” before we’re ready, we can carry a pretty bitter flavor. But with enough time, we grow to be #juicy
. Of course, once we’re ripe, if we cling on too long we shrivel up and miss out on the chance to share our #sweetness
with the world.
As I made my way through the berry patch, I reflected on my life in this moment. In some ways, I’m still red. In others, my process is almost complete, I just need a little more time to get nice and juicy. And in other ways, it’s time for me to let go of that vine and nourish the world with the nutrients I’ve been storing up inside me.
Have you taken time today to be present with yourself? Do you need more time before you’re ready? Or maybe you’re ripe and it’s time to let go of something that is no longer serving you? Have you tried to impose your own timing on someone else? Could you benefit from establishing #boundaries
to make sure you get the #nourishment
Both of my moms (@dianescripps
) teach me so much. #grateful #thanksmoms