The Elderly Lady and the Flower Basket

Flower Basket

It was earlier last week, when en route to the office, I saw an elderly woman.  She appeared to be in her late 80’s early 90’s.  I see her often. Normally, she is pruning roses and other flowers that skirt the front of her modest home.  She was carrying a basket very similar to the one pictured above.  It appears that she had picked flowers along the edge of her front yard and placed them in this basket – so neatly. She, thin and looking almost anemic, carried the basket like a purse in one hand and a cane in the other.  She placed in turn the cane, then one foot after the other.  Cane, then the left foot, then right foot, cane, then the left foot and then the right foot as she ever so carefully walked up the incline of her driveway.  I thought to myself, that is not much of an incline and a baby could walk that easily.  Then God offered me my lesson.  What the hell are you in such a rush for?!  


Sometimes, we just have to slow down, pick, and smell the flowers.   – Period, Case-Closed.

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