Thoughts While Picking Raspberries

Thoughts while picking raspberries.

I picked about a cup full of nice big juicy berries right at arm level. Then noticed there were lots hiding down about knee height under branches that were bending with the weight of the fruit.Β  Bending down I also saw a lot at ground level that had been pecked by passing robins looking for worms in the mulch.

Becoming aware of my inner talk, which I am trying to remember to pay attention to, my thoughts were anger at birds who steal our fruit and grumbling about the pain in my back from bending at such a weird angle to pick the hidden berries. Ready to forget about picking anymore fruit today, I stood up with pain in my back and a very bad attitude, to see right at eye level the biggest, most juicy berries on the tops of the tallest canes. I had been so busy with my own negative thoughts and paining back to see what was right in front of me.

A good lesson, I thought, for someone like me who bends to the negative cycle so easily and fails to see the very best staring me right in the face.

Β©2020 Sharron R. McMillan

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8 Responses to Thoughts While Picking Raspberries

  1. hernibs says:

    Thanks sis! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Brilliantly said!!

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  3. hernibs says:

    Thank you for reminding me how blessed we are and how much we have to be thankful for.

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  4. hernibs says:

    It helps to know I’m not alone in my struggle with the inner dialogues that try to take over my whole brain. Yes, let’s be beacons of light and love and faith and hope and charity too while we’re at it. What the world needs now I LOVE.
    I send out Love to the universe and beyond. May it expand and cover us and protect us from destructive forces beyond our control. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Heather says:

    Raspberry bushes are often very helpful to me. I try to still my mind and commune with them telling them how much I love raspberries and so, how I love these bushes. They lead me to the hidden ones – every berry that is ready seems to want to come. I do try to leave some for the birds and insects that love the raspberries too. But the negative thinking – I have been so struggling with it lately. It is as if I have tapped in to the chaos and unconsciousness in the world right now and it has entered my mind and emotional field, I can manage to clear it for a bit and then it loops back in. So exhausting! Let’s take time to love ourselves today and then to send love to our family and friends and the raspberry bushes and outward. Beacons of light in a period of darkness. This is when our spiritual practices are most needed – by ourselves and those around us and Mother Earth and, perhaps, the universe. Love you πŸ’•πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  6. Ruth says:

    So easy to allow the negative in. Lots to be grateful for. Mm raspberries. Enjoy 😊

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  7. hernibs says:

    hmm, interesting thought. I know the trees send me messages and the ferns are my friends, I’ll have to be more aware next time I pick fruit. πŸ˜‰

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  8. lovealways7 says:

    Could a bush throw at us those negative thoughts we have, “like the fig tree”.. Try another bushπŸ’•

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