Mellow Yellow Monday All Day

Sunflower grown by my daughter, Elizabeth. Photograph by Barbara Mattio

Wild Geese

“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—-over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”

————-Mary Oliver

Life is not a Hallmark card and there are times we get to the edge of the cliff. We are weighed down with grief, loss, confusion and feel lost. The entire world is looking for us. We have much to live for and we need to immerse ourselves in the full experience that is awaiting us. Our humanity is what is waiting and we can walk tall and respond to the call of the world.

This human life is frail and we miss many simple acts of kindness and compassion. There are days when someone speaking kindly to us at the bookstore is what gets us through. So I believe that each day that is not a struggle for us is a day for random acts of kindness. The thoughtful gesture, the person who looks us in the eyes and really “sees” us, the brush of a hand, a human hand that reminds us we do really exist. Be the stranger who reminds someone that they are part of the human family.

Photo by Barbara Mattio

10 thoughts on “Mellow Yellow Monday All Day

  1. Dear Barbara, Beautiful Post, all the elements! Thank you, Ellen

  2. Excellent post! Thank you very much for share this post with us

  3. mountainmae says:

    We are all one family! So what are the yellow flowers in your picture?

  4. lily says:

    What a gorgeous sunshiny flower your daughter has grown. Tell her thank you for sharing; it makes me smile just to see it.
    Beautiful and uplifting post, Barbara! And you know I am so with you on this. : ) ~ Lily

  5. Great Post – thanks for sharing! Happy Monday:) Love the Sunflower Pic – Beautiful.

  6. A beautiful post. I have planted some sunflowers for my young granddaughter… And that gift of kindness goes along way to healing our world… Thank you for sharing

  7. Asifa Zunaidha says:

    Lovely pics.. nature’s calming beauty and apt message 🙂

  8. good topic, this is going to help a lot of people get the whole concept. lista de emails lista de emails lista de emails lista de emails lista de emails

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