It has been foggy, wet and cold all day. Of course cold down here where I live is 40's. I love days like this. I call them "monk days". They seem to bring out the contemplative spirit in me. Days like this make me wish I had a small hermitage up in the mountains somewhere.
Truth is, I do have a hermitage deep inside me. There is a quiet, still place in there that continues to grow. I am grateful for that.
Now you would think a man would have a big pot of beef stew cooking on a day like this. Nope! I have a big pot of fresh turnip greens cooking and some sweet potatoes in the oven. I will also make some good cornbread muffins to go with that.
I am just grateful today. Grateful for my life, for my marriage, for my kids, for my vocation, for my spiritual practice, for those turnip greens and sweet potatoes.
Heck, I just feel at peace right now.
Just this, this moment, this moment, this moment, this moment...just this moment!
Have a good monk day!