Nikki McClure is an artist
I respect & appreciate her work
I don’t remember the image she created that went along with the phrase which sticks in my head:
“Know your true riches”
Or feeling the breeze on my skin, hearing the leaves rustling while on a hike
Like on the recent Land Trust walk…
At a certain point on the hike, we paused, settling down to talk when a large doe came up
We had both sat down near a well-travelled deer path
She wasn’t spooked, she didn’t bolt
She was SO beautiful
And she stood there for a bit, even coming closer before heading up the hill a ways to walk around us.
It wasn’t the time for the camera
It was time for Being With.
And later, towards the end of the walk, a handsome Leopard frog was seen.
Again, just Being With.
Know your true riches.
I may not be able to get a car loan with these riches…
But it’s good to recognize
How connected I am with others
Even if I don’t feel rooted
It’s good practice for me to actively cultivate knowing my true riches.