Today, I am thankful for golden days.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese,
harsh and exciting -- over and over
announcing your place in the family of things.
I'm officially half-way through year number 54. The past six months have been challenging, creative and insightful.
Now, what about the next six months?
As I begin the adventure, I'm ordering an extra helping of passion (my substitute for Emerson's enthusiasm) - will need it if I am to do or write something great.
I'm also super-sizing my imagination and restricting all judgment - important actions if I am to explore, understand and accept my place "in the family of things."
For this blessing, I am grateful.
Photo: Bee on sunflower - What luck! As I photographed the sunflowers growing on the south side of the house, a bee landed on this blossom. I only had time to take one picture before the bee flew away.