In Vietnam you will see some beautiful trees that produce some beautiful flowers!! At certain times of the year, different types of flowering trees are brilliant with lavender, red, yellow, orange, or purple blossoms! These various blossoms can release such sweet fragrances, too.
When John and I first came to Vietnam, I would often stop in wonder and delight to enjoy the beauty of these trees and their flowers. After living here for a longer season, however, I realized that I have to purposefully be aware of and enjoy this wonder and beauty that I live in.
This phenomenon is so true in many other areas of our lives. How many times do we think “the grass is greener on the other side,” when truthfully we have just forgotten how beautiful the grass is on our side.
This is a good time, right before spring begins to blossom in the States, to remember to purposefully engage in the wonder of the world around you. Instead of speeding through the day to get the tasks done and to get to the end…stop. Take time to experience the beauty of the world around you. That beauty is not only in nature, but also in the people in your life. It is in the relationships we have.
Enjoy the season of your marriage. Enjoy the season of your children. Enjoy the season of your parents. Enjoy the season of friends. Enjoy the seasons of your life. Seasons change. You may think they will last forever, but they do not. Enjoy the season while you have it. Move through each season with the idea of “no regrets” as you leave one season to enter into another.
Here are some pictures of the beauty of different seasons I have walked through in the past few months… Take time and enjoy!
Cindy writes about her adventures, observations, and other nuggets from living in another nation. She and John live in SE Asia. She will also share nuggets from her 58 plus years of life.