There are 24 hours in a day.
The sun rises and sets.
The law of gravity still applies.
All seasons change.
All living things die.
Time will march on.
This too shall pass.
In a world where there isn’t much we can be sure about anymore, constant things suddenly seem a lot more precious.
Behind every cloud is a silver lining, right?
On a day when the mental fog felt so thick and heavy… I was thankful for the motivation to go outdoors.
The brother got a new toy and we had some fun with that too.
From Sydney we went up north to Sunshine Coast – have heard so many beautiful things about it, and we weren’t disappointed.
Standing at the edge of the tranquil river and watching the sunrise/sunset… Made me wish I could feel that sense of simple joy I have so missed.
Still, it was a good break from the city and I find myself looking back on those peaceful walks by the river wistfully.
As I sat down for lunch, I noticed this little guy was at the bottom of the wall. He hardly seemed to be moving, if at all.
About 10 minutes later, I looked in his direction and saw that he had made it this far. Wow, that was fast, I thought.
At the end of my lunch, as I was packing to go off, I took one more look at him and saw that he had made it to the top of the wall, and seemed to have reached his destination among the bushes.
Slow and steady. You will make it.
That I am trying my best to try my best.
It is ok
Even if your days look like endless walks
through the forests of your mind.
There is still beauty –
in the walking,
in the going on,
in the moving forward,
in the seeking for something you’re not quite sure you’re going to find.
There is still beauty in all of that.
When no bikes are available for cycling, you make the best of the outdoors anyway, by imagining it’s your favourite season on an island in the tropics.
On a morning I was free, it struck me that it had just rained heavily. I yolo-ed and reorganised my plans for the day so that I could visit the Botanic Gardens.
I wasn’t disappointed.
The smell of wet grass, the not-too-warm-yet sunlight on my skin… the excitement of taking photos under such friendly lighting… Everything came together to make it a beautiful morning experience.
The sun has been quite cooperative with my schedule recently.
I am thankful that it has been easier to be thankful for each new day.