As the planting season is in full bore, many times we find ourselves so busy we don't know which way to turn. Tilling, plowing, weeding and planting are just some of our chores we try to fit in our busy days. Once in a while I like to take a break, walk over to the field edge by the woods and just sit and watch the world go by. It's amazing to see all the critters busy doing their own thing; while I'm working I didn't even notice them. Bluejays, cardinals and hummingbirds fly back and forth chasing the food for themselves and their young. Insects move up and down, doing their own thing. A woodchuck plays hide and seek in the hayfield not yet mowed. I see him stand on his hind legs, surveying the area, then duck back down only to surface somewhere else in the field. Two deer are lazily feeding in the far corner of the field. They know I'm here but evidently I'm not a current threat to them so they pay me no heed. I've seen fox and coyotes many times when I'm taking a break like this.
The quiet and peacefulness of this short break energizes me and gives me a better perspective on what is important in life and to learn to see and enjoy all the little things in our lives. I guess it could be called my life's daily attitude adjustment break. Refreshed, I'm back to work again!