Contentment and Reflection on Life.

Natures Beauty

I took this pic Thanksgiving weekend at my Aunts cottage. This is the view from the deck.
I took this pic Thanksgiving weekend at my Aunts cottage. This is the view from the deck.

Afternoon Break

 

I walked out the side door on my way to the gazebo for my afternoon break. I was carrying a cup of coffee, warm to my touch. I notice a tickle from a piece of my hair that had moved from the slight wind. It’s a nice day; the air is fresh but not too crisp today.

 

After I sit I notice a woman standing across the creek; which I can only see because most of the coloured leaves have already fallen. She is just standing there, seeming to be admiring two ducks on my side of the creek. She stands there for a minute or two and looks quite content before she continues on her walk.

 

This made me smile. This made me smile and think of the enjoyment she got out of just stopping to notice a few things. I wondered if many people do take the time to do this, enjoy nature or any of life’s beauties. And if they did stop did this actually bring enjoyment to any of them? I hoped that it did.

 

I then started to notice things myself; the same two ducks standing side by side, one female the other a male. The field on the other side of the creek filled with multiple baseball diamonds, a football field, a walking path and a dog running about not far from its owner. As I was looking across my attention turned to the chipmunk running through the gazebo by my feet with its little cheeks full. I noticed the berries on the tree and the abundance of them on the ground underneath and the dark red colour of this duck food. I again noticed the slight breeze, the sound of passing cars and the dull glow of the sunshine through the clouds.

I stayed outside for an extra five minutes this afternoon, I enjoyed taking it all in and the state of mind I was in; contentment just like the old lady.

 

 

I hope that everyone remembers to do this, even just once in a while. I say ‘remember’ because to many it doesn’t come naturally, many of us don’t take the time to just absorb our surroundings and take pleasure in it. Besides, if nothing else, whose positive energy couldn’t use some replenishing ;)

 

 

"Life is what's happening when you're too busy to notice."
-Wayne Muller

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myownworld 7 years ago from uk

this is beautifully written.....yes, nature can have such a soothing effect on us, if only we spend more time with it....anyway, thanks for sharing...!


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Kalux 7 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you so much, very glad you liked it.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, Kalux! Loved, literally LOVED this hub which is so masterfully-written and presented. You are a natural. Please pursue a career in writing books, novels, screenplays, as a favor to me. I enjoy your writing style. I voted up and all the way across. Kenneth Avery, a fan and follower.


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Kalux 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you, Kenneth! That's a huge compliment, I really appreciate it!


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Bella Nina 5 years ago from USA

Beautiful hub. I truly enjoyed it. Thank you.


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Kalux 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Bella! Really glad you enjoyed it, thank you for the compliment.


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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia

It's wonderful writing filled with deep insight. Enjoyed reading.


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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks very much, Jaspals, I appreciate your comment.


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eddiecarrara 4 years ago from New Hampshire

As I read this, I felt as though I was standing on the deck, you brought me into your world for just a moment, as a true writer will do, thank you. Great hub Kalux, it was a very enjoyable read ;) Voted up and beautiful.


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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you so much for the kind words, eddiecarrara! I'm so glad you liked it :)


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life feels beautiful more when in beautiful scenarios


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Loved the photo which brought a smile to my face and a feeling of peace just looking at it.

I take frequent walks in nature for all the reasons you've mentioned in this hub.

Voting up across the board except for funny.


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Liz-reviews 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

Kalux...absolutely beautiful hub. What an awesome place to spend some time! Well written...loved the photo!!

Voted awesome, beautiful, interesting &up


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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you, ladies! I really appreciate your compliments!


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Bettyoverstreet10 4 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

enjoyed your relaxing afternoon with you. I could imagine carrying my cup of coffee as I walk along beside you and watch the woman across the way. Your picture is beautiful!


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Kalux 3 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you, Betteroverstreet10!


Boo-Boo Kitty 3 years ago

Beautiful picture. I wonder too

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