I Am Here, I Am Present

by Catherine Sproat – Residential Retreat 2016

The deer and geese out in the field eating and resting during sunset;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The sound of the leaves rustling as the wind blows around them;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The soft hum of the traffic in the distance;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The stars fading in and out as the clouds move along the night sky;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The silhouette of a raccoon running across the path;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The clanging of dishes and cutlery during meal times;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The music sung by a variety of birds as they fly above me and perch in the trees;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The splash of a goose as it lands on the river to the right of me;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The cool breeze touching my face as I walk along the path;
I am here, I am present, I am grateful.

The vibrant colours of the sunrise over the river and landscape:
I am here, I am present, I am truly grateful and blessed!