I was taking this break in my daily routine on a bench. The sun was shining through the trees and the leaves were an interplay of dark shadows and bright reflections. There were already long shadows indicating that we were already into late summer and the colder, darker days were just around the corner. I took a deep breath and decided to enjoy the warmth of the sun on my skin and the quiet afternoon.
In that moment of stillness, my heart was warm too and I was grateful for everything I have in my life. It is only through gratitude I felt that deep connection to life.