Today I love waking up easily to a new day of cool, calm, subtle joy. I love the quiet love of a home that hums its happiness. I love the sound of laundry after breakfast, the silent mime act of the soft gentle rain falling on the deck outside the patio door, the blue jays dashing ’round in search of snacks to graze on. I love the distant rusting and rustling of leaves on neighbors’ trees. I love the grey sky that is a perfect backdrop to the fiery changing colors of Autumn’s earthy decor. I love the way that Autumn strips bare the earth that Summer had hidden in drapes of green, letting the ground absorb the foods and nutrients it needs to digest over winter so that it can play its part in Spring’s rebirth. I love how all the seasons are really just one thing, one wonderful, powerful, awesome entity of nature that swirls around in annual pirouettes, dancing the dance of life that sustains us even as we grumble about its changing ways which are nothing more than the directions it faces as it gives us our lives to live. I love that seeking things to love has shown me this and I am richer for having seen it.
Today I love banana bread and coffee in bed. I love second breakfast just as much as first breakfast. I love that I get to write each day of my life, what a wonderful gift to me. I love that there is always two ways to look at everyday things and if I’m not enjoying my everyday life I need only look at it in a different direction or a different light and it becomes worth loving, worthy of enjoyment, and so it goes.
Today I love LED lights that seem to go forever and use so little electricity. I love plans for a new computer for the home office. I love making banana bread and having people enjoy it. I love space in the garage that is still slowly being cleared out and while I am not pleased with how slow my progress is out there, I am pleased with the progress made thus far. I love that all the Brown Eyed Susans lasted so long and some are still looking determined yet. I love that our flower gardens are wild and unmanaged larders of seeds for the birds.
Today I love sipping coffee and watching Mother Nature spin the seasons ’round in the dance of life, performing her art for those who understand and appreciate her for it, and for those who do not as well.