Life is now

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin. Real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way…something to be got through first, some unfinished business; time to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” – B. Howland

What are you waiting for? Is there something to be grateful for in your life right now, as it is? Is there some beauty you have discovered in your every day life?

Today, I am grateful for the rain that watered my beautiful garden, a shared hug with my daughter, the excited voices from my children, speaking with someone new, the ability to stay calm under pressure, reading a gorgeous book, and an offer of help at just the right moment.