Tuesday, April 23, 2013

How the Morning Dew Reminds Me.

"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." ~Walt Whitman
"Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!

― Steve Maraboli"

I thought of just these words as I sat outside watching the sun drag its sleepy self way up over the early morning sky.

And letting the briskness of dew collect against my skin...I thought, at first, it must have mistaken me for one of its more elegant pieces of nature.

But, then I realized something most wonderful, that gave me this most amazing sense of being cared for...

The dew doesn't care of my past or my failures, nor does it consider all those 'ribbons' on my wall. 

Nature only recognizes our need in this the here and now—and it's there, always, to offer to us...its limitless love and caring.

How sad that we've walled ourselves up in these little brick houses, and placing a wall between our hearts and the most beautiful love of all.

So, this morning, as I sit here with cold wet feet and sipping my first cup of decaf...I'm reminded of what unconditional really means.

And, I am most certainly and unhesitatingly, grateful for this day.