A Forest Reflection
I sit in a forest of green listening to the morning songs of birds’ unseen and the distant drumming of a determined woodpecker.
Squirrels scurry about rugged tree trunks lunging from branch to branch.
The sun gently filters through the forest bathing all it touches with its sweet golden light.
There is a chill in the air but it is still.
The long elegant limbs of the tall unassuming pines float ever so lightly upon the cold crisp air.
Crows call to one another as they travel to their familiar roost as they begin a new day.
Beautiful lime green shoots unfurl towards the warming sun as they welcome in another season of life.
Perfect in every way.
The smell of distant blossoms filter through the air as a reminder that spring is in full bloom.
White puffy clouds hang in the sky unhurried for nowhere to go.
Life is being lived one beat, one tune, one ray of light at a time.
The natural world is alive and well.
Absorb the grandeur of it all.
Appreciate the magic as it fills your senses.
Breathe her into the crevices of your soul.
Her resilience is unmatched.
Her inspiration forever uplifting.
To simply sit in her presence is a gift.
Welcomed yet uninvited.
My presence is what it seeks so that I too can grow into my best self.
It is this connection—to all that is—that will be its saving grace.
For when we become one with all that is, all we can do from that point forward is praise, preserve and protect.
So be grateful for the air that fills your lungs with each and every inhale.
Relish the clean water that quenches your thirst.
Release from the grip that binds you by placing your barren feet upon the lush green earth taking in her healing energy.
These simple pleasures are a gift from Mother Nature.
Open your heart to the beauty that abounds and you open your world to unlimited possibilities.
Be thoughtful and grateful for what you’ll receive in return is an abundance of love.