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. 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.
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