On this day,July 15th,2018,the birds are singing outside the opened windows of my dwelling,welcoming me to soak up their jest for life.Its quite an invitation,or so I feel it today,like a party where no one feels left out.Mother nature tends to be like that ,the great giver without recourse to social or economic station.It has always intrigued how animals have that power about them to relax those who might struggle with the company of others,through their past life experiences ,or troubles buried deep within their mind.
As I surround myself in this early morning sound ,before the day fully starts for folk,it relaxes me in its “sound security”,as if Mother Nature has its own mixing studio where the mics are always set up to maximise the sounds and Never crude or vulgar.With my mind settled from the morning activity of early wakefulness,I think on that appreciation is a key factor for a life lived with contentment,because if I can’t appreciate my surroundings,and nature is my surroundings,then I’m always going to be somehow disappointed because my love is,and remains so,for the metaphysical.
My digital time piece at the top of this device says 08:04,rather like the time for a bus or suchlike,but my head tells me that it is anytime or to elaborate appreciation can be shown at anytime and for anything,or anyone.The sheer nakedness of gratitude for our life should alarm those around us,because there are so many wonderful things that we can appreciate in their true state without ever having to compete with others to attain them.
That feeling that I have is a settled one after years of life and of observation,and when we truly appreciate what we have it can be our own “lightbulb moment”.
The vertical curser flashes on the device ,my eye looks up to the top of the device,and the time moves on,and I’ve indulged my muse once again ,not in a deliberate sermon,or self righteous “I’m a good chap”,no,just to say that today is a good day to rekindle a love for life,for nature,for appreciation.If I fear that I have said too much ,then my internal mind timetable will close now and leave my reflection to an internal private nature.
But ,if you can have a day of appreciation for what you do have,I think that would be a wonderful thing.