Nothing Stays the Same

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BE THANKFUL that nothing stays the same and change is forever challenging us. Teaching patience, courage and for me gratitude. After surviving a nasty case of the flu I am very grateful for my health, now that I feel better. It is when we feel at our lowest, we realise life is pretty damn good when we are not sick.

WHY NOT BE GRATEFUL EVERYDAY? Maybe because we get caught up in the mundane duties of surviving another day, paying the bills, putting food and a roof over our heads, we forget to look out and see the smallest gifts given to us on that particular day.

ACCEPT CHANGE. As the winter loses momentum, her breath a mere whisper of a threat. The frost crackles and melts underfoot, I feel the warmth of the sun generating new energy through my tired old, cold limbs. Sitting on the deck, sipping my morning tea I give thanks for the peace and quiet, needless to say the children are at school. There are plenty of things I could be doing and yet I stay and watch the cows grazing. Hoping to soak up every inch of those blessed morning rays.

There is a beautiful soft warm air current fusing with my senses. I close my eyes and I can smell new growth. The thought of warmer days ahead, makes me smile. A bee dashes past, it hones in on a colourful prize, I watch and admire the sheer determination of such a tiny creäture.

We are a month out from official spring, yet I look towards the mountains and nature cannot hide the signs, layered in buttery splotches of wattle tree’s in bloom. The shedding of a season brings with it a chance to cleanse the soul, set myself free from the month of excuses for staying indoors and opting out of life due to bad weather.

YES YOU MUST STOP and SMELL the ROSES, if you have read my blog before, it is all about slowing down the pace of life and chasing your dreams. See the beauty around you I adore the change of seasons it gives me permission to set new goals. I  also get this extra boost of energy to spring clean. When my home is de-cluttered I can feel the synergy within, it’s a good feeling I set to work and draw. This spring/summer I will be working on my illustrations for Sugar and may not blog as much as I would like, yet it is for a good cause, my life’s work.

THE MOMENT is NOW the moment to enjoy what you are doing, no matter where you are is now, smell the air, breathe deep and take a step in the right direction. I do feel for you if you are sitting at work staring at the back of the air conditioner so take a while a minute even to look at my photo’s I hope they give you a warm colourful buzz inside. Inspire you to create your next masterpiece or just make you smile. Share with me that moment you were grateful or inspired by something you saw in your day and it gave you permission to start believing in your own dreams.

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About Minuscule Moments

Everybody has a DREAM. Today is the first day of the rest of my writing life. Its a lonely world out there when you are learning the craft. This year, as the same as last year, I want to finish my first children's picture book. I have learn't many wonderful lessons on this journey. You are never too old to learn.
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27 Responses to Nothing Stays the Same

  1. Kath, your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Glad you are feeling better and focusing on enjoying the moment. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the simple things!

  2. cocomino says:

    I agree “accept change.” because the situation around us is always changing.
    All photos are beautiful.

  3. Kath, those flowers are unreal, are they from your garden? While you’re a month from spring, we are heading into fall and then….winter. And honestly, I dread it every year. I hope someday to live someplace nearer the equator. I’m glad you’re over the flu.

    • Hey Kathleen I have taken them on bush walks from our holiday up north, from my mothers garden and our garden on the farm, so its a bit of a mixture. Really warm here today off to do some gardening for Nan and the climb rocks at the beach.

  4. Audrey Chin says:

    Your beautiful pictures have brought Australian spring right onto my desk. Indeed the moments are now Kath! Thanks for brightening my morning.

  5. Did I tell you that I love all your posts. They inspire me, warm my soul, make me happy ;). Thank you Kath. I’ve emailed it to my sister-in-law, she need to hear your words today too.
    Your pictures are stunning. Much love, Patricia

  6. More exquisite photography! Your words are both soothing and inspiring. Truly, there is beauty everywhere if we but look. If change comes and you’re there to great it then that’s something to be grateful for, something worth embracing.

  7. The concept of ‘God’s will’ gets me through most changes in life. Especially those nasty ones. Someone smarter than me must have a plan. Flowers are a perfect example.

    Hugs to you, dear virtual friend.

  8. Kath,
    Just beautiful. Loved each picture and the words that surrounded them.
    I’m back from being with my grandkids in Michigan. I got to go and watch them as their parents ministered with the band. I also got to bond with little Ruthie. The first morning there I saw three deer. A mother and two younger ones. I just stood there and stared. And they stared at me in return. Made me very thankful to be there. And now I’m thankful to be home too.

  9. Hello Anne I wondered where you have been, wonderful for you to spend time with grandchildren. The deer can be quite transfixing I had a beautiful young stag staring up at me through the fog one morning I did not run to get my camera because I did not want to miss the fleeting moment of beauty.

  10. Heartwarming post as always, Kath. And your photos are stunning!
    I find myself practicing gratitude more often lately; I don’t know if it’s because I am older or if it’s because of where I live, now that I’m closer to nature. With September fast approaching, I am also thankful because it is probably my favourite month. As it is for you, it is a time of renewal and setting new goals, and fills me with optimism.
    Glad you’re feeling better. x

  11. Jennifer I do believe age does allow a certain thankfulness that I never had when I was young and silly. You are in a beautiful place and I trust your goals will be achieved with that dash of optimism and the inspiration you receive from the natural world around you.

  12. Amazing that you continue to inspire, even recovering from a bug. I love to think of you there, looking forward to spring, as I start seeing the signs of late summer, and anticipate our autumn. Be well!

  13. Mary says:

    Kathy, your thoughts and words are spot on! I’m sure you have found each day is an opportunity to embrace change and reflect, making each moment count. Great post.
    http://perezmemoir.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/faded-roses/

  14. Mary thank you each day brings new challenges some golden some need extra effort. I agree that every moment is special, even the tough ones, we learn something.

  15. Desi Clown says:

    Wow, I can’t believe you’re surrounded by such natural beauty! And its also remarkable you haven’t lost your composure even while recovering from a serious illness…. The pictures are stunning 🙂

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