Signs do not always have to be something vague that you need to figure out. They can sometimes appear in plain sight.
Recently I’ve spotted a beautiful flowered tree everywhere I travel. I know I have seen it in past years, but for some reason this year I have been drawn to it. I don’t know what it is called, but I figured at some point I would stop by a nursery and describe it and maybe they could tell me.
Everyday that I have driven past them the desire grew. I had to have this tree. It’s beautiful white flowers, huge green leaves and the amazing texture of its bark. I need it!
My husband thought I was crazy when I mentioned to him that I wanted to get a tree. Much of our property is still overgrown and needs lots of care. Why start planting things when we can’t control what we have just yet? I thought about it and he was right. We have so much crap growing everywhere I suppose I can wait.
Then one day while in my sons room, I looked down and there it was-my tree! Flowers and all! I have had it this whole time. We have lived in this house for 7 years and every year I made my husband cut down “that weed”. It was usually the first thing to go, but this year we made a plan of what we were going to work on and just left it. The one thing I wanted so much had been right here in plain sight. I had never given it a chance to bloom. Imagine my surprise.
So- you are wondering where I’m going with this story. For me, this was sign to sit back and enjoy what I have right now in my life. I plan on taking the time to cultivate my relationships and watch my children grow beautiful and strong. There is nothing that I can buy that can give me the pleasure of what I already have in my life.
Tip: Take some time and look around your home and see what you can do to make things more pleasurable. Move the furniture, clear your spaces, hang up photos- you really don’t need anything, but what you already have- the rest will come in time.