I've got to start with something I am just so excited about. The grass is growing. No, not "that" kind of grass. The real kind. The kind you walked on your whole life and never thought about. The kind of grass that makes you want to run barefoot, lie on your back in, and have a picnic on with those you love the most.
Okay, it might not look like much to you, but out here in the middle of New Mexico where it's been three years I am told since there's been any decent rain - what you see above is like gold here.
You can talk ALL DAY LONG about the value of gold, silver, dollars, and storing food - but here's the bottom line. You got no rain to grow the grass and all the money in the world will only buy you test tube hamburger. No thank you.
Food is life. And all food begins in the soil. There is a quote in the bible somewhere as well as the title of a great book, "all flesh is grass." And news flash, we are all flesh.
There's the difference. To the right is what the land here mostly looks like. To the left is what it is becoming.
The heavens have opened up and it is raining - enough that the grass is beginning to grow.
The picture above is about a month ago. All dead grass, all the time, and all around. Not everyone is getting enough rain, it's still hit and miss. About 30 miles east I'm told it's so high someone thought they were in Kansas!
But here is my point. Gold is a great idea that we grasp on to try and find wealth and then hold on to it. But grass is a real idea that defines our true wealth and without none of us will have much to hold on to.
All the gold in the world won't make enough grass grow to feed us - not that some people aren't trying to control nature to make it so (how's that working out?).
In this life I have chosen to lead I am finding such gratitude and appreciation for things I never thought about at all. Grass is one of them. Like I said, I am just so excited to see a little bit of green under my feet. Who knew something so small could be so awesome!!!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!