Well, Here it is...Summer has already begun and I just finished
my list of New Year's resolutions....writing it...not doing it! So, I
think the last resolution should be, not to feel guilty or oppressed
or diminished by the things I have not yet done. Those
thoughts only lead to a kind of paralysis for me. Then, of course,
the guilt and all gets even worse.
So, a little surprise in the front yard gave me a gentle, uplifting
reminder this morning. It's the Easter Lily that I assumed was dead
because it hadn't bloomed this Spring.
All of a sudden while we were away on vacation, it burst
forth in all of its beauty and grace. Upon discovering this,
I was filled with joy to see that it was alive, not scolding it
for being late. The lesson here is...Better Late Than Never.
While it is a virtue to get things done on time, it does not
benefit us to berate ourselves if that doesn't happen.
Sometimes the right time is not necessarily the time we
have set up for ourselves.
So, we must let ourselves bloom when the conditions are
just right, and not kill ourselves in the meantime.
Each new day..each new moment... is a new opportunity to start fresh.