MONDAY MORNING AS I LEFT FOR WORK
THE CLOUDS WERE PARTING DOWN THE ROAD A BIT.
LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!
ON TUESDAY, EVEN THE DERELICT BARN ON MY ROUTE LOOKED GOOD.
TODAY, I MADE FRIENDS WITH THIS WONDERFUL ANIMAL WHO WAS WAITING AT THE FENCE AS I ROUNDED THE CORNER AS IF TO SAY: "I'VE BEEN WAITING RIGHT HERE FOR YOU, TERI. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? COME, LET'S TALK. I'M A GOOD LISTENER. I'M A HOLY CREATURE AND I CARE."
"The teachings of Buddhism are directed at people who don't have a lot of time to waste. That includes all of us, whether we're aware of it or not. From the point of view of the teachings, thinking that we have ample time to do things later is the greatest myth, the greatest hang-up, and the greatest poison. That, along with our continual, deep-seated tendency to try to get away from what we are doing, clouds our perceptions and our thinking." (From: When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chodron)
LOOK AT THE GRACE THAT RESIDES IN THIS FACE. AS MY SUPERVISOR DARRYL SAYS TO ME EACH DAY: "IT'S ALL GOOD". YES, INDEED IT IS! I REALIZE THAT I DON'T NEED TO TRAVEL FAR TO ENJOY THE RICHNESS OF LIFE. IT IS AROUND ME IN EVERYTHING THAT I SEE AND DO AND AROUND EVERY CORNER I TURN. LIFE: IT'S ALL GOOD!