Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pleasures and Pain

I am sitting on my front porch. It's an Indian Summer - warm now at 80-degrees, with a light breeze. Last week was much cooler. I'm working - tho this is a small (5 minute) diversion. It's so lovely out here. I hear the wind chime and the birds. I see our fall flowers. I am grateful for all the abundance I've been given.

It's a tough time at work now. The layoffs are hitting close to home and today I found out about two people that I admire greatly who are being let go. Good people, bright and dedicated. It's tough on me. I feel tired and sad. Yet, this also reminds me to focus on the gifts of each day. Like the pleasures of sitting on this porch.


Allison said...

Isn't it amazing how much power such simple things in nature have over us? Thank goodness for that! I think you an I are a lot alike- I like that. :)

Micki said...

I'm just glad to know you're not being affected, and hope that the two folks you're referring too aren't people I know.

Just stopped in to say hi and get lifted up. Ciao! Mic