Hakuna Matata or No Worries……

Hakuna Matata or No Worries……

Today is another gray day in a string of mostly gray and rainy days this summer. A record breaker. It is almost noon, yet the air remains heavy with a suspended mist, the sun seemingly listless and failing miserably at making an appearance. I feel surprisingly at peace, sitting here at my desk writing, despite not being able to tend the overgrown gardens, nor work in the garden house putting up much needed shelving,or whittling down the outdoor “to do list”. The phrase, “don’t worry, be happy” seemed an adequate description of how I was feeling with a peace that had settled snugly within me. Though my list is long of tasks needing attending to, I felt deeply accepting of my limitations. Today’s post reflects that. Perhaps this post will help us all to embrace and to relish those times when we are aware that, at least for the moment we have “no worries.” Many of these photos speak for themselves……..

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These beautiful ladies seem not to have a care in the world……no worry!


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This is on Bolinas Beach in Marin, N. California, and I had no worries that day as I walked along the shore……..

and this couple doesn’t either…….


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Don’t worry siblings, Be Happy…….


A child, in this case Carolyn Kennedy, holding her father’s hand and certainly for the moment without a care. Children are like that……


And so are beautiful older women, and it shows in her face doesn’t it?


It is so automatic for children to toss back their head and laugh…….


and smile widely…..yup – not a care in their moment.


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But when it rains, children will make the most of it.


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These girls, with flowers in their hair are celebrating at a Nature and Art Festival in England. Everything in this photo shows them to be absorbed in the here and now.


This little girl, eyes closed, is absolutely in the moment..


And so is this sunbeam soaked puppy. Animals and children seem to do this best……..


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This fella knows seems to define relaxed and worry free!


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Italian proverb: one who takes life easy and relaxed lives healthier and longer!


Kinda like this……..


And this!


 

which is Swahili for “no worry”


Oh, and by the way, by the time I finished writing this, the gray skies turned stormy, and we had some kind of thunderstorm, a short loss of power, and a whole lotta rain, again! Whew, I wish I could package it and send it to the west to put out their fires.

Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse

 

Comments

  1. Amazing and Every Moment You Captured Warm the Heart and soul and are truly living proof that To be Content with what we posses in life is the most secure of riches. God blessed everyone of us with more than enough gifts to provide Happiness to last a lifetime. The sad thing is too many people don’t realize you can’t buy it in a store. It’s all around us. I asked my daughter, when was the last time you gave thanks at the end of the day, without asking for something? She replyed quickly What do I have to be thankful for! How very sad I felt for her besides everything around her, She is the Mother of the most amazing 11 year old little girl, my granddaughter! Who since the day God gave her to us, not a single day has gone by that I have not given thanks for. True Happiness can’t be bought in a Store. It’s a gift from Our Heavenly Father and for no other reason than he Loves Us. Thank you for Sharing Things that Made you Smile. Happy Easter

    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Perhaps your daughter will soon come to realize that every day is a gift, every moment actually. And she has your beautiful granddaughter to be thankful for! Never underestimate the power of a grateful grandparent on the lives of their grandchildren. I hope you enjoy a beautiful and happy spring.

  2. Victoria Moores :

    Oh Charisse !!!!! This is so timely. Robert and I just had a lengthy conversation about simplicity and peace in our lives. These photos are some of my favorites yet! I will revisit these often. True Peace is difficult to put into words but these pics certainly convey the message. No worries indeed!! Love this post! Thank you.

    Victoria

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