Does your soul need comforting?

…Listen, everyone has a chance.
Is it spring, is it morning?

Are there trees near you,
and does your own soul need comforting?
Quick, then open the door and fly on your heavy feet; the song
may already be drifting away.

—Mary Oliver, “Such Singing in the Wild Branches”
Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays

I find myself facing some difficult tasks this week, confronting some of the past’s loose ends. This poem, along with the trees, is bringing my soul comfort right now. I am thankful for the reminder to fly, to take my worries outdoors, to listen to what the trees have to say.  Right now they speak of peace, of beauty, of love – the measure of creation. There is always so much to be thankful for — just step outside.

What is bringing your soul comfort right now?

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