After a busy few months at work, I'm taking a break this week... and focussing simply on being.
This morning I woke up early, with more energy than I've had for a while. Overnight, there had been a storm and, though it had passed, the sun had still to break through the ground-level clouds.
I stepped into my garden, and stopped awhile to take in a newly unfurled rose bloom; raindrops on the petals of the hydrangeas; a single wild strawberry - just about ripe enough to eat; an almost-perfect spider's web.
Thank you, God; thank you, Life, for simple pleasures - and for the joy of being present in the moment.
Peter Parr: Quaker, writer and former member of the British minigolf team. (Actually those are all just roles I play. Words can't describe who any of us really are.)