I got up this morning and opened the outside door of the conservatory and immediately saw this image on the patio. It had rained in the night and these leaves and petals had been caught in a puddle. The sun was still low in the sky lighting up the yellow poppy petals and the drops of water.
I went back inside for my camera and managed to take a few shots. I stepped back inside to make my coffee before going back outside to find that in the space of a few minutes the sun had dried up the water and the wind had blown away the petals and leaves. The scene I had photographed had disappeared as though it had never existed.
I was proud of myself for having captured that beautiful moment and it made me think about living in the present and enjoying every moment while it is there because at any time our environment and circumstances can change and the moment is gone forever.
We can also apply this to our problems in that they are usually not permanent and at sometime the source and circumstances of our situation will change and we realise the problem was just a moment in time and will at some time pass, leaving us to wonder what all the fuss was about.