Monday, June 30, 2008

In Reaching for the Stars



Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet.



Sometimes, we become too focused on acquiring things we don’t have, on attaining a certain status in life, on achieving goals beyond our reach that we forget the simple yet beautiful things we have --- material and non-material, the “mundane” events happening around us, the “usual” people helping and accompanying us along the way. We tend to take them for granted, thinking that the only one worth valuing is those which are difficult to accomplish or gain. But more often than not, these seemingly ordinary things are also worth being given a second glance, the “average” persons we have in our life--- husband, friend, neighbor, even our self has that something special. May we not be blinded by the glitter and the glamour the stars in the sky for happiness can also be found in the grass under our feet, in the fragrance of flowers in the air, in the arms of someone who sees the real us and still love us all the same.

6 comments:

Katarina i Kullavik said...

So very, very true and so wisely written! Why do we take things for granted and why do we strive for unreachable things! Life is where we are - right now and if we have a garden...so much joy to be found there!
/Katarina

IRENE said...

Beautiful and wise.

lareine said...

to katarina: you said it! :)... life is not about pining for the things we don't have but about enjoying what we have, what is around us and what is within our reach... and gardening --- there's an inexplicable joy when you see flowers bloom and seeds push their first leaves :)...

to irene: thank you very much... it's always a pleasure to find people dropping by nad leaving heart-warming comments... hope to see you here again :)

Dana & Debbie said...

very well said.. :)

btw, am here again, visiting...

Davidlind said...

Very nice. I like all your posts but this one especially. I may have to look up Mr. Jeremy Bentham.

lareine said...

hi david! sorry for the late reply. but i really appreciate you visiting from time to time... and yep, this saying reminds me that i shouldn't forget the things within my reach that really make me happy (which can be easily overlooked) :)...

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