Outside one of our dogs has parked in the mid-afternoon sunshine. Nose high and working hard at capturing all the scents swirling in the country air, she is concentrating only on sounds and smells and the warmth of the sun. Her eyes blink slowly and she squints a bit.
Do I have it in me to be so relaxed, so appreciative, so absorbed, so at peace?
Before fall settles in completely get out and unwrap the world you have been given. Soak in what is around you. Breathe. Stretch. Know.
You will be surprised at what you find is valuable and what you can tune out.