While walking with my daughter, we talked about the beauty of the day. While walking as a family, we laughed and joked and played. While walking alone I did my usual walking meditations, and also spent some time pondering some thoughts from the book I am reading right now ("Hardcore Zen"). During the guided, slower, nature walking meditation, I spent time noticing the nature around me. I stopped to admire the acorn caps, the twigs, the sky, the pine trees, the bare trees trunks, and most of all the leaves. I felt the leaves of all the shrubs and trees around my yard. Some of them dead and brittle and some as silky smooth as velvet. I stood where my wife and I saw a barred owl sitting on our fence a couple of nights ago, and I dwelled on the wonder of that.
Just an incredible day of wonderful moments. I thought I would share them with you, and wish for you to find the tiny wonders in your own day!
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