As part of my continued journey to "stop and smell the roses" (See, Garden of Life #1), I sat on my patio, in my favorite chair, and sipped from a glass of rich, merlot wine. It was a lovely, balmy Florida evening as the sun began to dip toward the horizon behind the oak trees. I marveled at the vast array of colors -- pink, lavender, violet, coral, gold, turquoise, jade -- spreading across the sky. The vivid and subtle hues were more breathtaking than any human artist could ever lay on canvas.
As I watched the changing sky I thought, "How many beautiful sunsets have I missed during my life because I was rushing from here to there? How many more opportunities do I have left to watch Mother Nature create her fleeting, artistic masterpieces in the heavens above?"
How many more chances do YOU have?
Slow down and catch the next sunset. . .or sunrise. . .and as you watch the miracle unfold, count the simple blessings in your life. Like colors in the sky, they are infinite and meant to be treasured.
Until next time. . .remember the roses!