When did we forget
the simplest pleasures of life?
When did we lose our ability
in the moment?
How will we find our way
back to the things that bring us joy,
laughter, and wonder?
Find your way back!
Discover, or rediscover, one of your simple, life-givers.
If you feel too far removed,
the uncertainty overwhelming,
sit with eyes closed and remember,
what did your Little Self find great pleasure in?
For this sweet girl and her Mama,
it’s bare feet and water,
fresh air and nature sounds,
time slowed down,
a pile of rocks,
splashes and giggles,
“More, Mama, More!”
And camera in hand, I notice
the details, the features of this tiny human,
not just alive, but living
with curiosity and wonder,
I crave to learn from her, how to go back
to moments, lived so fully in the present.
– Rochelle Matthews Stoltzfus