The Simple Things in Life Are the Most Incredible
You need not look far to find beauty
Yesterday, the ground was crisp. A dense white layer of frost clung to each blade of grass that shone in the early morning sun. As warmth seeped into the earth, a light haze of damp floated up to create fresh clouds.
And so it is. Life’s wonders never fail to mesmerize. They remind me how lucky I am to be here and witness them. Without me, they’d go on, of course, but I see it as a pleasure and a necessity to note these simple things that bring so much joy and spread beauty.
Life’s lessons, too, often spring from the tiniest of acts. Seeing the ice transform into rising water reminds me everything changes, but never dies.
Later, as the sun dipped, a swirl of pink and cherry red created soft layers on the horizon. The sunset was a vast landscape: A natural work of art painted against a backdrop of blue and draped with grey and white clouds.
I stood on a hilltop and surveyed the scene, imagining I was one of the birds of prey circling at the side of the woods while they looked for supper.
A rabbit ran across my path, and I kept still. It didn’t see me as it hopped into the thicket. Squirrels scurried and crows called to each other to say goodnight.
As the night drew in, I settled at home in comfort — hygge style. With candles lit, a lamp burning bright, the fire spreading heat, and the sweet scent of amber resin twirling through the air, I snuggled in a cosy chair.
My dog rested his head in my lap and watched me with his gold-brown eyes. All he wants, now the day’s almost gone, is to round me and my husband up and send us to bed.
“Sweet dreams” I whispered, when I nestled between the sheets after an hour or so. “Woof” he replied in a soft low voice. Already in the land of Nod, my husband let out a mumbling snore and I switched off the light.
There’s Nothing like Tripping Through the Meadow with the Sun on Your Heels
A short story dictated by my dog
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