During a wander in the botanical gardens this summer I watched these two bees doing their work. The one near the top of my photo has pollen sacks full of the flowery resources at the garden and ready to take home to his community.
Our capacity to love and provide for one another is an amazing aspect of our creation. We have the capacity to be kind, generous, and aware of our gratitude.
When life gets hard, it helps me to look beyond myself to the majesty of this planet. The species, the flowers and animals, the people who are so kind and open – they remind me that while we work and gather, we also are quite beautiful.
That beauty can be enough.