So, to cross-reference the quote this week, the hand typing this post is a miracle in and of itself ~ yet how infrequently do we reflect on the constant miracles in our lives? I know for me personally it is so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of ‘life’ and thereby fail to see what is under my nose (or should that be, at the end of my arm?).
The weather here the past few days has been amazing. Lovely long summer days, heading into warm and welcoming evenings. We’ve had breakfast on the patio (hey, in my mind I think ‘verandah’ but who am I kidding?!), looking out at the flowers in bloom, watching the insects pollinating/feeding and the birds snacking at the feeders, admiring the towering trees in the gardens beyond our own in the nearby street, which make us feel cocooned in nature, protected from all outside interferences. When we are able to make space for such times – and of course when the weather is on our side too – this kind of morning makes us feel like the richest people alive. There is nothing money could buy to improve on these experiences. It is a very blessed and precious life indeed.
Perhaps today you can take the opportunity to appreciate one miracle of nature? It might be the hand at the end of your own arm, or that of another person reaching out to you? Or the tenacity of nature to proliferate in even the most difficult conditions. Or simply the peace and solitude you experience, even momentarily, at some point during the day? There is so very much for us to be grateful for, and our appreciation of the smallest things can make us the most expansive, joyous beings in our environment.