I sat on my front porch this Saturday morning and marvelled at the view.
It has rained and the grass and the trees look very green and alive to me.
As I sat in wonder I saw 6 squirrels jump off the roof of the house and onto a fruit tree in the front yard
They scrambled down and seemed to chase each other to a large elm tree in the front yard and just fly all over the branches of the tree.
I found myself thinking about life - and how life is all around me and I so often do not see what is there.
Then a beautiful cardinal lands on the fruit tree and then a chickadee and then more birds.
Of course, I don't know all their names - I don't need to know the names of trees and birds in order to see their beauty - their ordinary beauty.
It begins a day which will include a hospital visit, a graduation party and a wedding. And then tomorrow is worship and Monday a funeral.
Life all around me - in its beauty and mystery and wonder.
May I be present to it all.