True riches.

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”

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I’ve been rolling around this phrase in my head recently, actively looking around at my life
Recognizing these true riches

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Eyes that can see the gorgeous Autumn light

Or feeling the breeze on my skin, hearing the leaves rustling while on a hike

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Sometimes, the camera isn’t available to capture certain events, or would be disturbing

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.

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Or hanging out with an Ancient, like Genuine kitty.

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Or with a friend who is a skilled pie maker-baker

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Or hearing the sound of a waterfall
(I wish I knew how to upload videos… Dang)

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.

About Marneymae

small organic farmers are my heroes. has a deep appreciation for clean, running water. keeps a digging fork in the trunk of my car to move dead animals off the road. View all posts by Marneymae

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