Late yesterday afternoon I was rolling around on my cart planting seeds and a few flowers. It was fairly hot with the sun beaming down on my concrete patio.
Then all of a sudden, it was like the sky blinked and grew dark. And before I could barely acknowledge it, rain began to softly fall.
To me it was like a miracle of sorts.
Not that there was rain.
But that I’d toiled in my patio garden doing this and that and then Mother Nature seemed to have smiled upon me. It was if, right on cue, she watered my flowers and seeds to give them that little extra incentive to germinate and grow.
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby” – Langston Hughes
I sat there in the rain, loving the feel of it on my head, face upturned to the wonder of it all.
There are so many beautiful things that happen if only you bother to look. If only you pause to notice the miraculous things about nature.
I’m hoping that people who have been sheltering at home now have the time to witness these things. Perhaps they’re normally stuck in a windowless cubicle working every weekday.
I hope they sit out in the rain and realize how perfect it all is, the wondrous outdoors.
The world is indeed scary right now. But look for the moments of beauty that come your way.
Like the bumblebee I saw buzzing about my plants. Or the orange and black butterfly that flitted from flower to flower as though it had all day to choose which one to kiss.
There is nothing quite like it. Sitting there with the gray clouds hovering overhead. The rain pattering down and pinging on the tree leaves.
It’s all just so tremendously beautiful.