Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Morning Thoughts

I trust this day finds you in the easy experience of just living with joy and appreciation. We all participate in the theatre of life and often worry about innocuous things and events when it fact the outcome is never the lesson, only the doing is.

This morning was one of those special beginnings. It’s a lazy day for me. I really have nothing I have to do today. We need days like this every so often.

An early morning crispness and clarity encouraged a fresh look at the meaning of life. At first, finding meaning in just a look around seems impossible, but then, if we move within the glance to the power of the observation, meaning abounds.

I walked in the garden. A coffee cup cradled in my hands. The House Wrens were already busy with their young in the Hackberry tree. They have such a sweet sound, a melodic warble that sustains a lasting smile.

Their little ones are ready to leave the nest. What a leap of faith that is for these tiny-feathered creatures. Their only experience is sharing a nest and being fed and then one day they must jump into life. There is hesitation, but no fear. Why is that? Trust is the freedom to take the leap. We humans could use a little more trust and a little less fear.

The brilliant yellow Day Lilies ascended to the rising sun, each one finding a way to the light. They share water and the ground with other plants and flowers taking no more space that what they need. Another lesson for humankind if we choose to see it.

May your day be filled with grace and appreciation.

1 comment:

Jim said...


You capture SO much of Joan's and my "nature life" here in N. WI. Living on the banks of the large Chippewa River, we will soon be joined by family/friends from throughtout the country. Great time to share our blessings and surroundings.
Thanks for the reminder Rolland. Jim

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