to be honest…..
more often than not, i mess it all up.
i get caught up in to do lists and house chores.
i fuss the kids. i stress about messes and clutter.
i spend too much time doing things that do not fill me up.
i arrive at the end of the day grumbly and spent.
did i go outside, i wonder. did i soak up this beautiful summer sun.
and not to check on laughing kids or take the compost out,
but did i really, really choose to stop and take it all in.
the truth is, not often enough.
and then i do.
and my heart fills with wonder at what is right there, waiting all the time.
tiny flowers, berries, bees, sunshine.
grace, earth, peace.
it's been awhile, they whisper.
i know, i whisper back.
laughing, tadpoles, water.
these are the the thing memories are made of.
evening light and summer sun…..