365 Days of Gratitude – Day 451

My front porch…

For the sputtering lawnmower across the way, for the neighbor sweeping his sidewalk and the man walking two darting dogs, for the voices floating over whirring bike wheels, for the darkening wind blown sky and the dramatic fireworks over head…

“If more people understood how nice it is to have a sense of home that extends past our locked doors, past our neighbors’ padlocks, to the local food co-op and library, the sidewalks busted up by old trees – if we all held home with longer arms – we’d live in a very different place…

We wouldn’t feel so alone, no matter the size of our houses or our bank accounts, no matter whether we had good health or congestive heart failure. We would begin to see that each moment presents an opportunity to relax, to notice that the wind has shifted and a storm is coming, or that our friend’s toddler has decided to wear dinner instead of eating it. We would see that each minute counts for something timeless and, if we want, we all can find our way inside these big, tiny, moments.” Dee Williams

Here’s till tomorrow and being in the rain……….

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