Enjoy today…it seems so easy, but it’s not always an easy thing to do. All day matters make the awareness of that fade away to the background.
There are days that I feel overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by everything I had to take in that day and everything I had to do. I’m feeling stressed out and all I want then is a moment alone, a moment of silence and no distractions at all. And when I lay down in bed at night I realise that I didn’t really enjoy the day… Sometimes it’s so worse that thoughts and worries keep me awake at night.
Worrying…starting with a nagging thought, followed by more thoughts. Before you know it thoughts are tumbling around in your head, you’re thinking irrationally and end up mentally and physically drained.
Tired and with a head full of thoughts and worries, I was watching our daughter this week. She was drawing, she kept on talking and was all happy.
It made me realise that I was worrying too much, not only that moment, but in general.
One look at our daughter made me remember that I should let go of the worries and just enjoy that moment.
Sometimes children are such an eye opener. They don’t worry about the future. They don’t even know how to worry, they play and enjoy every moment of what it is.
They haven’t learned to think ahead, or mull over the past.
I grabbed that moment and sat down next to my daughter and made a drawing myself too. And we had fun. For a moment I stopped worrying and just enjoyed the time I was spending with her.
That moment made me write this poem.
You’re drawing and painting
A flower, a butterfly…
A cat…a tree…a bird…
A heart and sunshine
Beautiful drawings and paintings
with colours so bright
they’re telling a story
they’re a reflection of your mind
You’re a dreamer
Dreaming of being a princess
Dreaming of being an artist
Dreaming of what you’ll get for Christmas
You see things, little or big
Things I don’t see anymore
Things I take for granted
Things you still have to explore
When you remember a tune, you’re humming
When you’re happy, you’re jumping
When you hear a song you’re dancing
And when you’re proud, you’re clapping
Joys of innocence
Something you only know
Innocence that will dissapear
Will fade away as you grow
I love watching what you’re doing
You make me aware of what’s important
Teach me to leave my worries behind
Show me how to live in the moment
All I wish for you
Is to enjoy your childhood years
Enjoy every moment of it
Cause soon the innocence will dissapear
I will cherish these memories
Memories of you being a child
Captured in my heart and my soul forever
Memories that will always make me smile
As always, a song comes to mind while writing a blog.
This blog made me think of Silver Lining by David Gray
Listen and enjoy!