Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Perfect August Morning

Nature provided a gorgeous August day today: clear blue skies, 23 degrees and sunny. Delicious. I decided to follow her lead and make the most of this precious morning. For the first time ever, I took myself out to breakfast. I picked up a paper, brought an inspiring book and my journal and enjoyed. As I sat there writing snippets of potential articles, ideas to pursue, exercises for workshops I was overcome with the joy that this is what a work morning can look like.

When I left I visited a tree that I met this spring. This was the first time I saw her in all her fine greenery. She's beautiful. I slipped underneath her boughs and felt embraced. I kissed her rough bark with love and gratitude.

I walked down to the beach and just plunked myself down on the pebbly shore.

There's no stress in that squint. I'm just responding to the sun. This was such a glorious, relaxing, inspirational, fulfilling morning, that I left behind a little creation to express my gratitude to the Universe. With days like today, I know she's listening.

10 comments:

daisies said...

how incredibly beautiful :) so wonderful that you had this creative inspiring morning, xo

Kristen said...

You are such an inspiration! Here is to more gorgeous morning like this one.

Eilandkind said...

Some days are pure magic.
I am sure that tree is still dreaming about your hug.

Pink Heels said...

Where is this? I need to visit for a day and unwind!

Shannon said...

Sounds like a lovely way to start a great day!

Danette said...

Ah! Exactly the day I am craving. Seeing your beautiful pictures actually helped me feel like maybe, just maybe, it was me having a deliciously inspiring and nourishing work day.

I recognize that skylight...:)

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh my oh my oh my! I *HEART* this post big time! What a beautiful world you live in with so many sacred moments, so many that you are creating from scratch. So this is the mystery tree?! I can't wait to meet her and that rock art...blows my mind Jamie.

Karen said...

When you offer such beauty to the world, Jamie, no wonder it comes back to you in this way.

megg said...

What a beautiful post!! You deserve all of the good that the universe can send - ALL OF IT!!!!

xo

Loes said...

What a beautiful inspiring morning you had! You sparkle so much that the universe couldn't stay behind :)