Today I love having a day off to do nothing but rest and relax and maybe read or listen to music or watch the TV with the Wii ding in it. 😉 I love that Winter is still here, taking its time to pack up its gear and make its travel arrangements, thus giving me a chance to get ready for Spring’s arrival. I love that I have big plans for Spring this year, not big plans to do things so much as big plans to be present and in the moments of springs development and realization of itself. I love that I am contemplating keeping a diary of things I notice about the changing and progression of the season this year and I truly love that I’m convinced that the best place for that single entry per day would be in this blog. I love that I know my doing that would preclude my dwelling on the things that haven’t changed, not that I do that very much, and point me toward seeking out the subtle things worth loving. I love that I am aware that I am part of the natural world and as such I am not a separate entity from nature and therefore am owed nothing and have no right to complain about what type of day I am given with each new dawn. I love that I have been given the gift of my ability to be thankful for each day, not just in spite of the weather, or the politics, or any other aspect of the day, but because I get to experience these things and seek out the good in them if there is any. I love that the good is often hidden in the grumbling and as soon as the grumbling clears away the good is there in plain sight.
Today I love that I, the master oatmeal alchemist and writer of all the words and host of so much music in so many venues and outlets, am happy to be alive and thriving in a world that lets me be all those things and more. I love that there is so much life to be lived and I am honored to share it with my friends and acquaintances, and I love that you are one of those even if this is the first time you’ve read one of my posts here.
Today I love cream cheese. I love sunny days and cloudy ones too. I love the crookedest pine trees with the characters of grumpy old men who are really quite happy but pretend they don’t want anyone to know that. I love being in their presence when the wind blows and they flail and bluster. I love how alive the world really is, how it is always in motion.
Today I love sipping coffee … just sitting and quietly sipping coffee, with nothing else to do for a few minutes.