“You are not a drop in the ocean,
you are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Ecstatic in the bounty of the rain today.
Its waters slow sinking deep into our earth,
A boundless love offering,
A pour of life.
Today, I am in gratitude for the rain.
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
“How quick we are to find the rainbow,
before being thankful for the rain.”
What is it about living with the wild ones?
I only know that it is necessary.
“I make myself rich by making my wants few.”~ Henry David Thoreau“The cost of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it”~ Henry David Thoreau
I almost missed this one. It’s just the second annual celebration and it caught me off guard and unprepared. Shopping for my Mom for Mother’s Day on Thursday, I realized it – today was Woman’s Day!! My day to celebrate being a woman. That nurturing, independent, deepening, wisdom seeking, free flying, sometimes scattered, loving, spiritual, lover of music, books, travel, nature, friends, Little Bear, Mom and husband… all that makes me a woman.
I am child-less but not Less.
I have found myriad ways of giving and absorbing love without the great benefit of the boundless kind showered on a child that is born to you.
Unconditional love is possible for me, without the teachings that bearing and raising a child unfolds and deepens in you (thanks Betsy for saying that to me so many years ago – you’ve likely forgotten but I never have).
So Woman’s Day did happen for me after all. I stopped right then, and asked myself how I wanted to celebrate. I had chocolate in the afternoon, I bought a boho vest and a flying free feather bearing woman mobile (she SO speaks to me of this woman’s day celebration and celebrating being a woman!), I spent time in quiet space on the healing mat, I listened to music and absorbed the forest. A grand Woman’s Day indeed.
The importance of the intent and the doing and being were not lost.