W. H. Davies


WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

This popped in to my head as I thought about my life, I spend so much time rushing here, there and everywhere. Sometimes my life seems so busy that I forget to appreciate what's all around me, I forget to really look at my beautiful daughter and to appreciate the young lady she is becoming. I forget to breathe in the fresh air, to look at the snowdrops coming through in my garden. To appreciate the little things, the little miracles that occur every day that we are too busy rushing to see!

So this week I intend to spend every minute of it, being in it! This means everything I do I intend to focus all my attentions on, I am guilty of thinking about a million things a second and often at the end of it, have missed the moment, which has passed me by. Well not anymore, I'm going to see things I'm going to smell the roses, look at the beautiful sunrises and breathe.

I'm going to spend quality time with family and friends and experience all the things life has to offer, I'm going to see the miracles. We are all guilty of being busy, so if you are reading this take a moment and appreciate it for what it is. The past has gone, the future isn't here yet but the present is all encompassing! Like my lil bro says Carpe diem! 



  1. Ah hun what a beautiful post - so lovely to see you slowing down a little and appreciating the little things in life!

    Sending you hugs today!


  2. This is a beautiful post and applies to most (if not all) of us.
    I shall join you in appreciating the moment.
    Hugs xx


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