For many years, since she was very young, she always felt so much pressure and anxiety from her friends. She would feel bad after spending time with them, feeling as if she was a burden because it would take her longer to get from Here to There. Often she would cry her self to sleep on her velvety Oak Leaf bed.
One night her Auntie Ophelia came in to tuck her in and talk to her.
"Lilybelle, why do you worry so about what your friends say? I want you to realize that if we go through life too fast, we'll miss it all. You were meant to enjoy each and every moment, because they are precious. And once they are gone....they are gone. So cherish them, be present with them, take your Time. I know that you won't believe this but later on when those friends get older, they are going to look to You for your wisdom on Slowing Down and being Mindful."
Lilybelle laughed when she heard that ! Them look to her?
Today LilyBelle herself is an Auntie, and she is on her way to a party. She picks wildflowers along the way, a gift to cheer up her niece who will be there. Today she will pass along the sage wisdom she learned from Auntie Ophelia. If we go through Life too fast, we'll miss it all. Cherish those moments.
You can find LilyBelle CloverSweet on my site here On Her Way to the Party