"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Friday, October 5, 2012

Living the Simple Life

We spent the hours of a recent day in
a perfectly perfect way.
No trips in the car, no schedules to keep.
A day filled with simple things:

Wandering around the yard,
soaking up sunshine and fringes of fading warmth.

Watching the shadows as colorful diapers
danced on the clothesline.

Living in the moment.
A toddler is life's best teacher of this.

Discovering how autumn leaves crunch.
No rushing.

Breathing slowly and deeply.
Counting the petals on a daisy.

Then gathering those same daisies and their 
sunshine inside.

In much the same way I will gather the pieces
of this lovely, simple day and store them in my treasure chest of memories.
Then, when the chilling winds of winter or the many
miles of separation come, we may close our eyes
and inhale the fragrance of autumn and white petals
and be filled with simple joy.

1 comment:

  1. love, love, love this post. Love the simple days that we had. Nothing defines this time in my life more than these pictures and thoughts. So happy you were here with me and helped me each day to enjoy the simple pleasures in life! Love you.