Bluebells under beech trees photo  The Bluebells in the Woods

In county Roscommon on a little road  in the countryside under some beech trees there NOW lies a blanket of bluebells. This flower is the symbol of humility and gratitude.

 These simple, beautiful wild flowers blossom for an average of just two weeks per year. The leaves on the beech trees then grow more thickly blotting out the light and the flowers slowly fade. The opportunity to see them is gone for another year.

 This week, thinking of the gentle bluebell and how it is similar to the transitory nature of life, allow yourself to be fully conscious to each moment as it blossoms. Each time you see the colour blue remember the bluebells and be gratefully aware in the present moment.