It's The Little Things

When I got home from work one night last week I was in a horrible mood.  I’m not sure why.  I guess I felt exhausted and overwhelmed by the list of things I needed to get done around the house.  The last thing I wanted to do was take Truman on a three mile walk.  But he needs it, I need it, so off we went. 

I always feel better once I start walking but on this particular night I just was in no mood.  And then … I saw it.  One of those little lawn flags that people stick in their gardens or their yards.  You know the ones with maybe a holiday theme of Easter eggs and bunnies or a Thanksgiving turkey.  Some of just have flowers.  But this one was special.  This one had a pretty scroll boarder surrounding the words “Enjoy Life”.  That’s it.  That’s all it said.  But for me, in that one moment, that was exactly what I needed to see.

Seeing that flag made me laugh and cry at the same time.  Enjoy life.  Right on!  I instantly let go of what was bothering me and took a deep breath and looked around.  My life at that moment was being outside on a beautiful evening with my best friend getting some exercise, enjoying life.  The next time I feel tired or overwhelmed, I’ll picture that flag, take a deep breath and slow down to … enjoy life.