simple things

Sunday. It is good to have a day of rest and revel in the accomplishments of a busy week, a day to reflect on what has had meaning in the preceding days. Yet I want to live in the present moment and appreciate all it has to offer. I want to take pleasure in what is now, because—really—now is all we have. Life is in the little things that fill every moment. A few minutes ago, I was preparing a chef’s salad for our light supper and boiled a few eggs to add to the top. I had gathered veggies from our garden, everything fresh and crisp. I got the egg slicer out of the cupboard, peeled the eggs and sliced them. I feel a little silly describing the pleasure I got from seeing those perfect little slices, but it almost brought tears to my eyes. I feel the same when I gaze on flowers and wonder at their beauty. It’s good to be simple and have unassuming things of life bring me satisfaction and fulfillment.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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