|Gua Tewet, Tree of Life, Borneo, Indonesia Source: Wikipdia|
Grateful for the flock of ravens that circled me this afternoon, surfing in the air currents just above the trees; so close I could see the individual feathers of their wings.
Grateful I could sing them a dharma song.
Grateful for the rain in the forest. Grateful for this simple, delicious meal: lightly steamed organic broccoli and roasted garlic hummus.
Grateful I take none of it granted.
Grateful I remember the suffering of the world in a moment of joy; grateful I am able to enjoy the moment while remaining true to witnessing the suffering of the world.
Ha! Grateful for the almighty power of gratitude.
-- Richard Power
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