Sometimes, when it seems that everything is going to hell in a handbasket, we need to look around and see the world we have been gifted with. I was talking this morning with a friend who survived totaling his car the other night (fell asleep at the wheel), and he was describing a maple tree next to his yard, and how he was in awe of it’s very existence. Yes, it is time to smell the flowers [take the antihistamine of your choice if need be).
Jacob French walks with patient Helena Kantarelis at the Sydney Children’s Hostpital on April 4, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. French completed an over 5,000 km trek from Perth to Sydney on foot, wearing a full body stormtrooper costume. He successfully raised over $100,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Sue Smith pulled these affectionate carrots from her garden in Cwymbran, South Wales, UK. (Photo courtesy of BNPS photo)
A grasshopper plays hide and seek with the photographer as he peeps through a hole he has eaten in a big green leaf. (Steven Passlow/Caters News)
A 19-year-old Japanese macaque monkey named Monday scratches her eyes while suffering an allergy to pollen from the cedar tree, at Awajishima Monkey Center on March 26, 2012 in Sumoto, Hyogo, Japan. Some twenty monkeys are suffering the effects of hay fever at this time of the year, with the typical symptoms being the same as with humans. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
An Indochinese tiger cub plays with an adult tiger as the tigers are presented to the media for the first time at their outdoor cage at Tierpark Friedrichsfelde Zoo in Berlin, April 3, 2012. The cub is one of four cubs were born August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch