In the morning, upon awakening, I go downstairs, put on a pot of coffee, heat up a combo of almond and soymilk in preparation for my morning mocha. I love the ritual of preparing the drink, getting it just the right strenght, sweetness and temperature and pairing it with a small morsel of something sweet.
While the coffee is brewing and the milk combo is heating up, I begin watering and pruning all my plants. I get great joy out of caring for my precious, lovely plants, herbs, flowers and shrubs. They are here for a short time so I try to treasure every moment I have with them. I’m dazzled by their vibrant colors and fragrant scents. As I care for them and admire them, I feel like they are aware of my presence and gratitude and they speak back to me with their beauty. I feel such love and appreciation for them and I sense they know that.
Once the coffee is done brewing and the milk is heated, I prepare my mocha and delectable morsel and bring it outside with me to enjoy. I sit at my patio table and savor every sip along with a small bite of my morsel all while I take in the wonders and beauty of nature. I sit in silence and listen to the newly composed symphony that is nature.
Nothing is permanent in this life, so I try to seize every moment all while expressing my gratitude for life’s blessing.