Everyday, as I make my way up the stairs from our lower level Ohana Unit (apartment unit in a detached family home) to the streetside, I’m accompanied by the thrum of bees pollinating the tree on our hill. The soft hum is a soothing low sound, like a harp string in a low key plucked and drawn out. It’s a quiet reminder that nature is amazing and that hard, industrious work yields sweet results.
The lesson is there for me everyday if I just remember to listen.
Except the bees were not humming as usual this morning. The wind was turbulent and whipped through the flowering trees that shade the stairs up to the street.
It somehow felt off-kilter. An essential part of my morning, my daily reminder to be productive, happy and motivated, had been silenced.
The silence in and of itself, however, was enough of a reminder to be present and fruitful today while I can…before a roaring wind of life quiets opportunity. A salient suggestion from the Universe to live in each moment, embrace it and milk from it every available drop. Beauty, happiness and success can only happen now, when I choose this moment to take it for myself.
Still, I can only hope the buzzing continues tomorrow.
Me ke aloha ~ With love, Xx
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