We all know that “life is short” especially after you have reached “crone’s” age. At age four, one year is 25% of your life. A long time. At sixty it is 1.66%. A very short time. It certainly behooves all of us to be grateful for each moment and savour each day.
Went to the Adams River Salmon Run yesterday. The largest return of salmon to their spawning grounds in over 100 years. The circle of life and the struggle was evident with every step along the path. The long journey from ocean, up the rivers to the spawning streams only to die ~ giving new life. I was humbled to have witnessed it. The sadness in their death gave me a renewed appreciation for my life and a vow to make every moment count. Like a fine aged wine, I will savour every sip and be a connoisseur of my own existence and continue to create a vision.
In the words of Melody Beattie
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Circle of Life Picture Credit:
Artist Frank Howell from First People is a child friendly site about Native Americans and members of the First Nations. 1400+ legends, 400+ agreements and treaties, 10,000+ pictures, free clip art, Pueblo pottery, American Indian jewelry, Native American Flutes and more.