Joy Remembering

Joy is simple to find
If we but slow down a moment
And observe:

The song of the nesting finch.
The hum of the gathering bee.
Sun against a blue sky warming a cool, breezy day.
Intoxicating and transporting scents of eucalyptus and rosemary and sage.
A child’s laugh, free and full.
Change, growth, seasons.
Wisdom, Love.
Deep breaths after hard work.
Sensual delights, enjoyed in the moment.
The rhythms and alchemy of the Earth.

It comes from remembering
How much a part of Nature we are,
No more or less important
Than anything else in existence.