Simple pleasures. Seeing the exquisiteness of this moment. Sipping herb tea. Listening to music, beautiful music that fits my mood perfectly.
I got this CD years ago. There was a radio show I listened to. I liked the music I heard on that show. I did not hear that kind of music anywhere else. I wanted to hear more of it. So I bought the CD. At the time, it was just a radio show. Now the host of that radio show is my best friend. Listening to the CD, I remember that when I bought it, I had no inkling of the friendship in my future.
And a year ago, I had no inkling of what my life would be like today. In the past year, I have joined two groups, and in both groups, I have found a wealth of lovely people.
Today I had lunch with a friend. We've been friends for 12 years. Tonight, I helped another friend with a Christmas gift for his mother. And I made plans with a third friend.
At the end of December, I will visit my family. I will see my new baby niece for the first time. I will see my parents, who have always been there for me all my life.
I am so exquisitely blessed to have these people in my life. May I always cherish and nurture these friendships.
And I am also exquisitely blessed to have peace and solitude, time to sip herb tea, listen to music, and realize how blessed I am.