I met a dragonfly today. I thought she was stuck in the screen. She wasn’t. She was just looking at me through the screen. So I went outside to look at her and she flew over to my chair and then landed on a wall outside. I put my hand down to her and she put her little hands all over my finger. It was really really neat. I wish everyone was that gentle and made me feel that special. Here is a picture of her. She flew away right after that and I felt completely blessed in that moment.
We will just pretend that dirty wall is not there!
Next I rescued a tree frog that had gotten inside the house. They are NOT easy to rescue. I could not get a picture of him. What I loved about him is that as soon as I got him on my hand he didn’t want to get off. I kept trying to put him on a plant and he would turn his back on the plant and look and me and tuck his little arms under him as if to say ” Not ready yet. Just gonna stay here a few more minutes.” I love that about tree frogs. They really take a moment to take in the moment!
When I used to do wildlife rehab I often experienced the same thing. Before letting a bird fly away or a squirrel, or a bunny, they would sit for just that moment. I always felt it was a moment of hope for them and for me as well as a moment to just feel gratitude FOR that moment.
Then I went back inside to find a bee trapped in a spider web. He was a frantic bee. I tried to figure out how to get him out of the web with this elaborate idea of a measuring cup and a papertowel. All without being stung. I rescued that little sucker and when I took him outside and took the papertowel off and watched him fly away I felt such joy. I smiled! I think it was the first time I had smiled in a long time. A genuine deep in my heart happy feeling that he was able to fly away. Sorry to the spider who missed his meal but with my door leaving open ways he will have something else that I won’t need to witness.
I then went out to the prairie and since I had not seen the deer in months it seemed I was so shocked to see them. I just sat and watched them. I love to watch them. The look up then eat then jerk their heads up then eat then flick their tails then eat. I took this picture of them while in the car.
These were my little joys of the day and I hope the pictures bring a little joy to anyone reading. Something that I really like about myself is that I love the smallest of things. I notice people often write about what they want to change about themselves or don’t like. I have many things that I really like about myself. My joy in setting a bee free, holding a dragonfly for a moment, and capturing a photo of some deer are just a few things that I actually love about who I am. Sometimes it is the smallest of things that end up being the biggest moments in my day, the most memorable, the most uplifting, and the most important.