Today was an unrivalled feeling of gratitude, for our one and only, the irreplaceable; Mother Nature.
I’m grateful for the birds chirping outside my window at dawn (or when I decide to rise).
I’m grateful for the canal banks and all its natural glory; butterflies, dragonflies, ducks and swans, stork, trees, bushes and shrubs… nettles, regular annoying flies that stick in your hair and dive into your mouth while cycling.
Though I suppose it’s actually myself invading their space with my bicycle and speed… so I’m grateful I’m allowed into their space.
I’m grateful for the sun beaming down on to the back of my neck. And for the breeze that whips my hair back.
Mother Nature will never ever leave our side, no matter how much we take her for granted, or abuse her. Even if she’s beaten down and stripped of life through winter (or pollution/construction/war etc), she will come back fighting. She’ll take back what was always hers, still offering our disloyal race a comfortable, nourishing home. And she always will.