Yesterday was a very peaceful/restful day just being present at our vacation paradise. Our house overlooks a inter-coastal water way with the ocean approximately 300 yards in front, and the back of the three story house overlooks the Mayan Mountains with a tranquil lagoon steps away from the backyard pool and palapa.
This morning was unique in the fact that we could see the Mayan Mountains clearly, showing vegetation and the green tint. The other days have only shown the outline of the mountains as a dark and mysterious place. The lagoon has different movement by dolphins and manatees, which we can hear but have not seen since I am spending time sharing my thoughts.
The Mayan's believe that the mountains are alive (spiritually) and that they ultimately respect the mountains for the life the mountains provide. Today will provide rain, the simple gift of hydration. The early morning sun provides a respectful view into the importance of sun light. The Higher Power (however you perceive) gifts us every day with a balance of nature.
Have the dolphins and manatees come for protection to lagoon from the storm moving in from the ocean? My wife and I can hear thunder and see the sky changing bringing in a storm from the ocean. We have started hearing many living species off in the trees across the lagoon and at the foot hills of the mountains. That could be monkeys, birds and other rain forest life.
This morning brings to mind several things to enhance my Gratitude List today.
Balance - Many living things all existing together
Life - Existing in a such a wonderful world
Peace - Such a peaceful morning, while there is a storm brewing
Sound - All the different noise as protection and identification
Safety - The lagoon and mountains protecting living species
As you go through today, simply remember "Respect this world, it is the only one that we are gifted"
Have peace today! Love, The Gratitude Man