This poem from Danna Faulds is a perfect reminder for what Summer offers.

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My wealth is wonder.
True abundance is the
delight I feel on summer
nights as fireflies rise
from the grass and Orion
strides across the sky.
I measure my wealth
in birdseed and
hummingbird feeders,
in the number of purple
morning glories the vines
on the back deck produce.
inner light, divine connection,
self expression, love -
these are the real
riches of my life.

~ "The Real Riches" by Danna Faulds. Taken from What's True Here New Poems and Other Writings

Summer is a time of warmth and reaching out to friends and family. This year, perhaps, more than ever. It’s also a time to slow down and appreciate what we have. As the world keeps spinning and external concerns escalate, take time to pause and find your middle ground. Here are the riches that last a lifetime.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

8 comments on “The Real Riches

  1. And I can’t wait to get that summer warmth again Val, our cold is still with us and the warmth is still but a gleam in our eye 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    • … the crispness of the air …. The sun dancing off the frost …. Being cosy indoors listening to the wind … making stews and soups …. Are some of my favorite winter things 🥰❄️⛄️☔️

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      • It’s just the breeze off that bit of snow occasionally that tickles the bones. Your favorite bits are lovely. I used to have a lovely fireplace but alas it has been replaced by an oil heater. The romance of it is a little ‘cold’ so to speak 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  2. Sharon Lawrence

    Thank you Val. Perfect timing for me.

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  3. Val, your post touched me – reminded me that what has my attention creates my reality. I loved and needed to hear this: “time to slow down and appreciate what we have”.

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