James and I regularly go walking in the woods, and being a great photographer, he captures the divine all around us. How very lucky we are to have all of these blessings. Being in nature, (as we are not separate from it, but do pave over it, and build fortified dwellings), brings us back to that humble state of awe we had as children before everything got so serious and grown up. Why do we feel so different than animals and trees? We pretend a superiority over all that's here, but nature can take everything back in a flash.
Gratitude is so important. Look around you right now. Chances are you have food in your belly, a warm place to sleep, someone you can call a friend (I'll be your friend), and a beautiful soul (or whatever you call that spark that animates the body). Even if we don't have very much money in the bank, there are so many things we can be grateful for.
I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am to be connected with you folks all around the world who are making great efforts to be the most positive, helpful and generous people (with whatever gifts and ideas you have to offer in your life). You inspire me. Go outside, even to a park, and feel thankful.
xoxoPs. All these beautiful photographs were taken by James Toth. He's so great!