I have a big birthday coming up, which naturally leads to all kinds of reflection. It’s great to think of the long arc of endeavor in life, of all that’s been tried and some that’s been accomplished.
But it’s even more wonderful to consider the long arc of luck.
This passage by John O’Donohue steered me away from counting milestones and towards counting blessings.”Things our effort could never earn.”
Dear Honeybees, what is gloriously un-earned in our lives? A fiery autumn maple tree, a laughing child, a beautiful concerto, a steadfast friend?
Whatever these lucky blessings may be, let’s try to free our hearts. Awaken to the wonder of our lives.