Some of the greatest blessings in life are hidden right in your own back yard.
You can take this literally if you have a few feet of diggable earth – you can grow lots and lots of food in tiny spaces and even those of us living in apartments can grow our own herbs, tomatoes and the like.
If you want to be less literal… look around your neighborhood; what do you find there?
For me that list feels abundant and generous – I can easily walk to the post office, library, grocery store, bank, pubs, restaurants. This short list enhances my life in untold ways:
- At the post office I can send cards of love (congrats, condolences & more) to far-flung family and friends.
- The library is my favorite blessing because it opens up the world and invites me to explore and grow in new ways.
- The grocery stores and banks allow me to feed my family and conduct business.
- At the restaurants and pubs I get to meet the most important gifts in my back yard – neighbors, community members and new friends.
Today I am grateful to live in a community that supports my life and our family. What is in your back yard?