“Dear Ones, I know these three things to be true, above all:
1) There is no happiness without gratitude
2) There is no transformation without self-accountability
3) There is no peace without forgiveness
But first among those — the alchemy of all alchemies — is gratitude.”
It is a beautiful cool Sunday morning and I’m enjoying drinking nice hot coffee with sugar and cream while David bakes in the kitchen. I sit here looking out my window at the beautiful green lushness of my environment and give thanks that I am living where I am at this moment in time.
The morning is still and quiet and even the squirrels and hummingbirds are just getting started on their days’ work. Most days both the squirrels and hummingbirds provide me with an eye on the world of nature that I haven’t always seen or appreciated.
We have an alder tree in our back yard where three or four squirrels at a time will set the tree to trembling and rocking as they go out to the very tips of the beaches to get at the seeds they are eating. Just when I think the squirrel will surely fall he will hang on with his back legs and swing around and stretch until another branch is there much like an expert trapeze artist.
The hummingbirds come and drink from the sucrose water hanging there for them just above the roses. Sometimes they even stop and have a sip from the roses. One hummingbird with a rust colored head and wings will occasionally hover looking into the window. Sometimes I think he is looking at me but other times I think he is checking to see if he could just take a short cut through the house to the feeder on the front porch. He hasn’t bumped into the window yet and I hope if he does it is a gentle bump.
I am so happy and so grateful for the life I have.
What a miracle to have discovered so much at this point in my life.