Being quiet enough to be surprised

Unless we want to be distracted, we generally don’t like interruptions.

So when can we be open enough to being delightfully surprised?

Here in the valley, that takes being quiet and being present.

The shy wren isn’t going to come close if I am dashing around.

And I won’t notice the beauty of the rose hidden in the undergrowth if my mind is busy elsewhere.

Yet my world and my work are significantly enhanced because of these encounters.

Where are you enriched, and what difference does it make?

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿