My Little Whispers to Take Different Path

Black Duck - isn't he beautiful!

This morning when I was out walking my dog, I went the opposite way that I normally do in my morning routine and discovered some beautiful cherry blossoms on the trees and a lovely forsythia bush in full bloom.  I would not have noticed these if I hadn’t listened to the little whisper in my head to go the opposite way this morning.  I even snitched a couple of sprigs from the forsythia and some cherry blossoms to bring a little bit of spring into my home.  Seeing these blooms inside with me for a few days will remind me that spring is just around the corner. 

When I was out for a walk last week I took some pictures of the ducks at the pond down the road from me

Beautiful Black Duck

 – there was one  in particular that caught my eye, it was a beautiful all black duck with red on his beak, very unusual and I can’t recall every seeing one like this before.  I love to take pictures when I am out on my walks in hopes that they may be used in an inspirational slide show at a later time.  A few years ago I compiled a slide show with photos I have taken on various vacations and added some inspirational quotes to each slide and some great music – A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong and That’s Life by Michael Buble (sorry couldn’t get the ‘ over the e).  I have watched this slide show many, many times and it always puts me in a better mood and inspires me to keep going when life seems to be a bit of a struggle or I am needing to be energized. 

I enjoy finding ways to creatively inspire myself when I am not feeling particularly motivated or frustrated with the ups and downs of life.  Going for a walk helps lift my spirit and taking the time to really observe what is around me, the birds singing, the blossoms, the wind blowing the branches, 

Signs of Spring

 the puddles from the recent rain and the rain drops still clinging to the tree branches.  Observing nature gives me a lift and makes me feel so much better and I feel revitalized and I notice a real shift in my mood. 

 So if you are needing an energy boost get outside and take time to be in the NOW and observe nature and all its wonder….pretty sure when you return to you will feel rejuvenated.

Til next time

Michelle

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Natasha
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 19:12:24

    Such a beautiful blog Michelle! Amazing job!

    I look forward being 60, it sounds great!

    Reply

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