We are privileged.
Yes, I am privileged.
Most of us are privileged
with eyes to see the beauty of nature
ears to hear birds sing
touch to feel the warming sun,
a cool breeze on our face,
and a voice to share thoughts and feelings.
We are given guidance, reasoning and choice
for how we interpret life
what we accept for ourselves
and what we offer to the world,
but often take for granted
that which is without effort, or free.
Butterflies and diamonds tell this truth.
what to do with our hearts and minds.
Will we squander it in darkness
or be open to the light?
With the excessive losses of 2020 stripping many of us to the core, may you and yours find meaning and give thanks for the barest essentials and pleasures of life — which may simply be each other.
Image credits in order of appearance:
Feature photo: by Patrick Fore on Unsplash
#2: by Arno Senoner on Unsplash
#3: by wisconsinpictures on Unsplash
#4: by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash
#5: by Libby Penner on Unsplash