Every morning when I wake up, I try to remember to say to myself, "I am thankful, I have a life and that is amazing. How can I devote my energy of the day to something positive?" I like to think of myself as a supporting actor, or a member of a life support team. All of my actions, all of my transactions, they support other life. What kind of life am I supporting? What am I keeping alive? Am I strong enough to be the change I want to see?
I've been thinking a lot more about plants lately. Fruit trees are something else. I go up to a fruit tree and I find a tasty piece of food in a convenient biodegradable package. I enjoy this tasty treat for free and then toss the wrapper and possibly a core on the ground. Or maybe the seeds pass through me or another animal. There's a chance some of those seeds might end up in the ground again. Take some care, find the right spot, have some patience, and... lookie here! Another fruit tree making more treats! Holy moley!!! That is some high tech wizardry. Clearly I have a lot to learn. I am thankful for that.