I thank you God for most this amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue true dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
~~e. e. cummings
Just a few of the things right outside my door that I thank God for:
The way the chipping sparrow throws its head back when it sings,
The swallowtail alight on the lilacs,
The exuberance of the mockingbird who sings in the dead of night,
The Great Crested Flycatcher who’s nested again in our ramshackle birdhouse,
Our neighbor’s wildflower meadow,
And toads. I especially thank you, God, for toads.
(A belated Happy Birthday to my beloved son Benjamin, whom I also especially thank God for. He’s not a teenager any more!)