One Life. Many Choices.
And every choice you’ve made thus far
has lead you to this place called “Here.”
So what will you choose to do now
with this single present moment
that holds all the unfulfilled potential
in this seed of tomorrow?
It may seem impossible to choose
anything big enough for all the Love
you hold inside…but really it’s quite simple.
Be grateful for this moment.
Now take one step. Then another.
Keep walking the precious path
of the One Life that is yours.
What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
A tribute to Mary Oliver.
What can I say that has not been already said?
Her words were balm to my soul, giving me permission to be in love with the world. With her simple words and complex ideas, she wove a tapestry of beauty that made me want to live fully, to free the awe that dwells in my heart.
She asked piercing questions and gave us wonder…not just of the physical world, but also a kind of wondering inquiry into the heart of what it means to be human.
As I make time to linger with some of her poetic wisdom, what I want to say more than anything is Thank You.
Thank you, Mary Oliver, for reminding me that simplicity is enough, that awe is the answer to just about everything, that I’m not the only one walking through life looking to be dazzled by beauty and married to amazement.
Thank you for doing way more than just having visited this world.
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Choose Love. Choose Joy. Choose Gratitude.
Start with these to create your One Precious Life.
With a GLOW from my heart to yours, ~Shining Sora