Butterflies, perfectly content
I like butterflies. They look like fluttering blooms and always cheer me up.
A little while ago I was watching a butterfly feeding on my yellow lantanas – for a long time. A pretty little creature was going from one flower to another – for several minutes.
Then another black swallowtail joined the first one and for several moments they were dancing together above all the little round flower beds in my backyard. After a while they both went to their primary activity of visiting all the new blossoms.
While standing next to the kitchen window, observing butterflies feed and play, the thought came to my mind that made me smile even bigger. They are all so perfectly content, these blissful creatures, leading a simple life. Every moment of their day is a new experience and they never regret their past – or worry about their future.
Like it already happened
They never think about the lack of flowers – or if the sun will come up next morning. Every second in their life is enjoyable and they are perfectly content in the present moment.
My train of thoughts then wondered into comparing my life with the life of the butterflies.
I can also be content with everything my life brings me. At least most of the time. I can be happy exactly where I am and I can appreciate many things in my life. I can always close my eyes and go any place, be with anyone, do anything that makes my heart sing.
In other words, I can feel as if something that matters to me, already happened – and be happy about it – if only I choose to do so.
Besides, anything can be a reason for happiness!
I can hardly believe a year has already gone by. So much has happened in this past year its kind of hard to grasp reality of it all. Its been a very bittersweet year. All in the same year we had amazing things happen like buying.…