There are so many little things in Nature that can inspire us and make us happy. One would think that all we need to do is to become aware of them.
But it isn’t so easy because we are mostly programmed into thinking that only the big prizes are worth writing home about. Like buying a new house, getting a new car, going on a long-awaited trip or buying a computer, an ipod or an iphone.
Sure these things can make us happy while they’re new and before they lose their novelty.
But what a lot we miss by failing to appreciate the little things in nature. Our gardens alone can provide us with more inspiration than we will ever need – if only we allow ourselves to be more observant and aware.
Just looking out of the window this morning I saw a pair of black collared barbets starting to build their nest in an overhanging branch nearby.
With their lovely red breasts catching the early morning sunlight they were a joy to behold. They were so lively, energetic and totally absorbed in what they were doing that they were quite inspiring.
What an example of complete concentration! When we become alert to those seemingly insignificant things in nature that are all around us – we start to notice them more and more.
I think that this type of awareness is so important that I want to start a competition about “Getting Inspiration from the little things in Nature”.
So in the comment box below, write and tell me of any little inspirational event in your everyday life and the effect it has had on your outlook.
I’ll choose the best one – or the one that resonates with me most – and as a prize I’ll give you a digital copy of my book “Flower Pressing Secrets” which you can see and read about here:
The competition starts now!