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Behind The Clouds February 27, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Nature.

Bunnies always make me smile.  As do tiny tots, especially when they laugh.

Sometimes the smallest thing reminds us that the world is ripe for picking:

* a fragrant orange entices our taste buds

* a songbird’s trill resonates at our core

* a blank sheet of paper invites insights

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” ~ Charles Dickens

Pulled into the Now by our senses, we remember . . .

The sun is always shining somewhere behind the clouds.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Seven Wonders of the World (Grannymar)

Image:  Wikipedia ~ Peter Rabbit (in Public Domain)


1. Rainee - February 27, 2014

Lovely post Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

Thanks, Rainee! Hope you have a day filled with the Now.

2. Maggie - February 27, 2014

I love that Dickens quote… can’t wait till spring!

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

After this snow-filled and blustery winter, I expect that many would echo your sentiments. Hope that Spring is just around the next bend.

3. Pix Under the Oaks - February 27, 2014

I am ready for Spring! Not Summer, but Spring!! Sweet post this morning to start my day Nancy!

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

Thanks, Pix! I hope when Spring arrives for you that it “digs in its heels” without marching straight into Summer. 😎

4. Don - February 27, 2014

Love the Dickens quote

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

I love his way with words.

5. katecrimmins - February 27, 2014

Perfect timing…more bad weather next week.

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

This Winter will be one for the record books. Hope Spring arrives and kicks it to the curb soon.

6. Val Boyko - February 27, 2014

I love how our senses can bring us into the present moment. Looking forward to feeling that summer sun in Spring! Lovely post Nancy.

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

Thanks, Val. It’s been a L~O~N~G winter all around the country. Here’s hoping Spring decides to peek through.

7. Grannymar - February 27, 2014

The sun came out from under the clouds in my world today! I walked down to have my hair cut, it is wonderful to get the weight of hair off my head! In no hurry to come home, I returned the long way through the park,where I made friends with two different Yorkies , who like me, were enjoying the bright day.

PS, thanks for the mention.

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

My pleasure, GM. Glad that you enjoyed a few of the 7 Wonders of the World on your way home today!

8. Behind the Story - February 27, 2014

Your bunnies, songbirds, and orange make me smile. Thanks.

nrhatch - February 27, 2014

Yay! Peter Rabbit is a charmer. 😀

9. sufilight - February 28, 2014

Enjoyed this post. I also love to see children laugh and play. I am delighted that a park was built right across our home for children. There also benches for adults to sit and relax. Before it was an empty, grassy lot. It’s nice to see children play in what is a rather quiet semi-rural town.

nrhatch - February 28, 2014

Listening to kids giggling and laughing is one of our favorite things about Riverwalk. The kids LOVE that playground and have a blast.

10. jannatwrites - February 28, 2014

I love that Charles Dickens quote. After our weekend of rain, I’ll be ready for the sun 🙂

nrhatch - March 1, 2014

For that, you need George Harrison . . . Here Comes The Sun! 😎

11. Three Well Beings - March 1, 2014

I hadn’t really thought about how tuning into our sense, and perhaps isolating a fragrance or particular taste would naturally lead to being in the moment. It’s an excellent tool! Thank you!

nrhatch - March 1, 2014

The best way I know to tap into the NOW is to check in with each of my senses. When we focus on what we can see, smell, taste, touch, and hear, we’re plugged into the moment and we crowd out the chatter of our monkey minds . . . racing, racing all the time.

12. Perfecting Motherhood - March 6, 2014

In a world full of loud sounds and flashy visuals, it’s always nice to notice something with your other senses. A few days ago when I took my kids to school, we got out of the car and could smell the wet dirt and grass from the several days of rain. It smelled like spring and it was lovely. I wish I had the opportunity to smell nature more around here. Mmmmm, fresh cut grass…

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

I love the smell of “just mown lawn.” Lately, I’ve gotten into the habit of smelling each orange before peeling. What an aroma!

Perfecting Motherhood - March 6, 2014

I love the smell of orange blossoms we get from our neighbors’ trees twice a year. I also LOVE the smell of the bergamot in Earl Grey tea. I could sniff one of those tea bags the whole day to keep smiling. 🙂

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Some aromas are such a pleasure to Breathe In!

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