A Special Day

is a very special day.

Today we celebrate
sun and rain,
light and dark,
the cycles of life,
the great turning
of the wheel.

Today we celebrate
every leaf
on every tree,
every feather
on every bird,
every drop of water
in every stream.

We celebrate
green growing ones
and winged ones,
and four-leggeds,
all that walk, crawl,
swim, or fly.

We celebrate
each breath of air,
each morsel of food,
each beat of our hearts,
each healthy cell.

We celebrate
the profound miracle
of being alive
in this body
in this moment
on this planet.

like every other day,
is a very special day.

Published in Poems of Earth and Spirit: 70 Poems and 40 Practices to Deepen Your Connection with Nature


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