• Josie Coco

All we have is all we need

Day 326/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.

At this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere the end of harvest celebrations culminate in Thanksgiving. In the Southern Hemisphere we are fully immersed in the bounty of Spring. At no other time of year is the weather so deliciously mild, life is emerging in the garden, the berries and fruits are ripening in time for Christmas, the frogs croak in the creek each evening and the morning chorus is loud with new born families in every nest. For this I too can give thanks.

I am so grateful for the beauty of the world around me, and the giving that begins in Spring with melons ripening to add to my breakfast bowl of fruits and home-made yoghurt. Pumpkin vines reaching out far and wide with the promise of delicious pumpkin as our year again turns inward in a few months. There's nothing quite like the sound of bees in the garden or all over the neighbour's unkempt yard, overgrown with dandelions to the bees' delight.

As I write I'm resting in my newly rearranged living room, looking out onto a vista of greenery, listening to the various birdcalls. A pair of doves nesting close by, a magpie's serenade, the tweet of wagtails. The neighbourhood darks bark from time to time, children's voices, a motobike roaring on a road nearby. The sounds of life all around me. My heart is full.

Today is Sunday, not my usual cleaning day. I've cleaned and polished and tidie