A dark, rainy, chilly morning had started to clear by midday, and I went out for a walk in the early afternoon. By then it was mostly sunny, and the wind felt much warmer. Every now and again I would stop and look at a bright spot of color where some crocuses or other spring flowers had come up.

I found myself thinking—what if I had gotten busy and not taken the time to get outdoors until next week? By then, that peaceful early-spring moment would have passed me by, and everything in the landscape would already have changed as the season moved on.

Word-art that says "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!"

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. yes, stopping and paying attention to the little things around us. my mantra is: stop, breathe and listen. hurrying isn’t good!

  2. You are absolutely right. We need to stop from time to time to live our lives. These moments are precious.

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