Simple Treasures

There is no better example of community than Dharma's Garden. This morning, the Little Garden Stand was as vibrant and busy as ever. The flowers—gladiolas as the centerpiece of bouquets—were outrageously stunning. I mean, take your breath away stunning.

The Little Garden Stand had a constant flow of visitors. Jess was cooking herb risotto. Everyone was enjoying steaming plates of fresh risotto and herbal iced tea made with fresh-picked mint, nettle, and lemon verbena. Jess had brought baskets of warm homemade strawberry and blueberry muffins which the little ones gobbled up between visits to the ducks.

But it wasn’t so much the what, as it was the feeling of the morning. Sitting around, chatting, laughing, smiling, reveling in the beauty of the land and each other’s company.

I started to wonder, maybe deep down we all just really desire to feel more than we actually desire having a physical thing. The feeling of togetherness, acceptance and friendship, the ability to be truly happy and relaxed, and share in that with others. Weren’t those feelings some of the most precious treasures in life?

I think that is what everyone felt today. Besides the lovely abundance of veggies and flowers, there were the gifts of serenity, simplicity, love and joy made so complete by the naturally beautiful space and sharing that with old and new friends.

I felt such tremendous gratitude to be part of this wonderful community that Tim and Kerry have created.

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