First Light

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Tentative, absorbing, and playing shadows all around me: the morning light lifts my spirit.

 

Dark

 

img_4283I wasn’t always a morning person. These days I enjoy the dark quiet hours while the world awakens, when my thoughts are closer to the surface and I listen to their wisdom.

Reset

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I’m reveling in these cool summer mornings. Seeming unusual after years of blistering hot summers, they refresh every cell with optimism and pleasure. I stand on the patio surrounded by green hope and faithful blossoms. Another day has come for me, and I feel deeply grateful. Peace is mine. It always was.

Recharge

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It is in the early quiet moments of the day that I recharge myself. Cup of strong English tea by my side, pup on my lap, I write in my journal or read an inspiring book. Sometimes I daydream as I watch the world pass by my window or the sun slowly illuminate my neighbor’s trees. I whisper gratitudes for this life of tumult and grace. Where else would I be but here among family and friends today, celebrating my country and my world?

Happy Fourth!

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