I stumble sleepy eyed, through the door to greet the glorious gift of morning. I meander through my garden, hugging each blossom with my awakening eyes. I breathe in the sighs of each leaf as they shake off the dew of evening slumber. I smile as their upward lifted faces stretch like a cat to give thanks to the sun as it softly caresses them with the hope of a new day. I listen with delight as hummingbirds gracefully dance from blossom to blossom, kissing each cheek ever so gently with a promise of return. I am comforted yet energized as if feeling the pulse of ocean waves thundering to shore. I feel alive and grateful for the blessing of today. I bid my garden adieu with the same adoring promise of the hummingbird.
November 2, 2008