Among the many things that made last weekend wonderful was the sense of wonder that I felt visiting the butterflies, Niagara Falls and the floral showcase.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
I am so grateful for feeling that sense of wonder. It felt like … there was magic in the air.
Surrounded by soft wings that floated, swirled, sat still and soaked in the sunshine. It’s incredibly peaceful and soothing in there!
Then we were next to the thundering of water. It was as loud as the butterflies were quiet. The make-you-feel-tiny volume of water will always amaze me.
Our final stop that day was to the Floral Showcase. Greenhouses that hold vibrant uplifting displays of colour and soothing, grounding shades of green. Everywhere you turned another leaf or petal caught your imagination.
I had the pleasure of visiting a few of the Niagara Parks Commission attractions this weekend. We took advantage of their WonderPass … great deal by-the-way. No affiliate links here just passing on some savings. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” ~ B. Franklin
I could spend days taking in the colour and texture; the warmth and peacefulness of the Floral Showcase.
Is there somewhere that you walk that you enjoy over and over?
On one of my regular walk routes, there is a small wooded area. Over the past few months, garbage has been collecting there in the small trees and brush. It’s also quite a wet area. So I’ve been putting off cleaning it. Waiting for the land to be less mushy.
To my delight this past week someone who isn’t as la-di-da as me stood up and did something. They had spent some time on the warm, windy day to pick up several bags of garbage. 🙂 Goes to show that every day is Earth Day.
My other moment was just a very brief one. I was leaving an event with my honey. It was one where I had to get dressed up. (heels, fancy dress and all) I have not dressed up that much in years! I was feeling very self-conscious, even as the night was ending. Then much to my surprise a lady who was passing by commented “I just have to say…I love your dress.” I think I thanked her. I hope I did. I just asked…my hubby says I did. 😉
I feel a very grateful and little overwhelmed by the #RAK that strangers showed me this week. I’m definitely inspired to ‘step up my game’ and spread some kindness.