After picking up our race gear for the 1/2 marathon (tomorrow - yikes!), Steve and I came home and had some time for gardening. To have dirt in my fingernails and green toes is joy. I no longer mow the lawn but still find it helpful to navigate with barefeet.
Life is precious. Each day is a gift. Our relationships are a treasure. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler state in their book - Life Lessons: We find many things on this long, sometimes strange journey we see as life, but we mostly find ourselves, who we really are, what matters most to us. We learn from peaks and valleys what love and relationships really are. In the mystery of all this, we have been given all we need to make life work -- to find happiness. Not perfect lives, not storybook tales, but authentic lives that can make our hearts well with meaning.
It was a day of renewal and authenticity with some incredible people.