Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Abundance All Around Me

I like to spend as much time as possible out of doors...

In the process of taking a walk, a hike, tending the earth, or simply sitting quietly watching the birds, the clouds, or the breeze making the leaves of the trees dance, I learn much. I learn about my self, my thoughts, my feelings, my nature. I also learn about the world around me.

These past few days, there has been a reprieve from the abundance of rain. The sun is shining, the wind blowing gently over the plains that are my yard. And there, I putter.

I've made my rounds through the gardens, and one thing has made itself very evident to me. Despite the economic crisis, there is abundance in this world.

My lilac has bloomed for the first time since I have been in this house. The Clematis (above) are overflowing their trellises. The beans I put in the ground moments before it started raining have sprouted and grown several inches. There is hope of raspberries!

Every where I look, signs of abundance. I have never seen the holly so densely berried! I can just hear the birds singing with joy and full bellies when these berries ripen.

So, in the midst of a world focused on lack, I will focus on the abundance and blessings that surround me. The birds of the air and the lilies of the field are well cared for. So shall I be.

Thank You, God!

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