"…By what stretch of arrogance do you think a life form that looks like you is more important than a life form that doesn’t?”Joel Salatin

Nothing is more beneficial to your wellbeing than to look for and acknowledge those parts of everyday life that you enjoy.

"If you are happy where you are now, why does it matter how painful it was to get there?" -- Abraham

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -- Bilbo Baggins a.k.a. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play in your hair." -- Kahill Gibran

“And forget not

Monday, December 23, 2013

My Window

There is no better place on earth,
Than right here by my window. 

Just outside, the babbling brook
Gives drink to squirrel and sparrow.

The peace that's here is mine to hold,
I offer it to others

But only those bold enough
To let go of their drama.

Worry is not welcome here;
It really has no purpose.

It wreaks great  havoc on the mind
And banishes the quiet.

There isn't a prettier place on earth
Than right here by my window.

I watch and listen to the world wake up
As I sit and count my blessings.

I love it here -- where he and I
Have lived out most our lives.

I see him all around me
In the birds and rampant vines.

And I think of him, how good he was –
Way down deep inside,

Beneath the layers of  stubborn distrust.
What is this life about?
      There isn't a more peaceful place on earth

      Than right here by my window.

Life is different since he passed,
But now I see it's more -- not less -- as I sit here by my window.