What is it that truly gives you joy? To me, there’s a difference between ‘joy’ and ‘pleasure’. Pleasure comes from a great meal, a wonderful wine, a good movie, a fun find for your closet perhaps; but joy, that’s something different. For me, joy doesn’t come from ‘things’, it comes from within. I love to walk in the mornings when the weather is nice (like it was today).
I enjoy my IPod, but I take great joy in turning it down and really hearing mother nature. There are so many different bird ‘tunes’ when you start listening. How beautiful their ‘conversation’ is. It takes me away from the demands, deadlines and stresses of all our every day lives. What a beautiful creation our earth and all its creatures are! Maybe they are our glance into the heavens above.
After my walk this morning I was inspired to entice my favorite birds to my backyard. I absolutely adore hummingbirds – their lithe little bodies full of iridescent color and their incredible quickness are humbling. So, I made the trip to Home Depot and bought a feeder for the hummingbirds and birdseed for all their friends. Why not create a little heaven in my own backyard! The feeders are in place, and I am so looking forward to their arrival. A glass of wine, a good book and hummingbirds dancing nearby – ahh…heaven! I cannot wait.
Check out our visit to the organic, biodynamic Benziger Vineyards where hummingbirds are abundant.