But right now, I’m so thankful for our generous neighbors, who don’t mind if we venture into their yards on our daily walks and inspect their plants for new buds and fresh blooms. Their yards range from the meticulously manicured to the wild and unkempt. Some of them have offered to let us share their bounty, be it cut flowers or homegrown vegetables; in other yards we simply look (and sometimes smell) in awe and appreciation. Either way, as we near our third year in this home, I’m thankful for these places that have become predictable and these people who have become familiar. And luckily, we don’t have to go far to find Adeline’s very favorite flowers; the yard around our apartment has a plentiful supply of that most magic and wondrous (to a 3-year-old) flower of all, the dandelion.
All too often I find myself inhabiting the lands of Someday and Might-Have-Been. Right Now is an exercise I try to practice here every Tuesday, an attempt to let go of anything that is holding me back from paying attention to the beauty and wonder in the life I’m living right now. Feel free to join in with a comment or a link to your own post!