This morning I woke up happy. Really happy. I can't say why. It is a gentle happiness, like a butterfly landing on my finger, poised to flit away at any sudden move, but available to me at the moment.
This morning, Michael and I had breakfast with my brother, Levi, his wife, Adrienne, and their three children. They have twin 3-year-old girls, Indigo and Jaden, and a 6-month-old boy, River. River is a beautiful baby with a wide, easy smile that reminds me of Levi when he was little. He is intrigued by Michael, always staring at him and grinning. Indigo and Jaden are truly gorgeous blonde imps, bright and sweet. I feel glad to be around children, and I look forward to being back at work at the Relief Nursery.
To brighten your day, here is one of my very favorite poems by the Sufi poet Hafiz.
It Felt Love
Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
It felt the encouragement of light
We all remain