Jen Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book The Woman’s Comfort Book. She's the author of five more books on well-being that have inspired more than a million women in 9 languages. Jen has spoken around the world on self-care, written a national magazine column, and even sat on Oprah's couch talking about the power of retreats. She believes self-love + world-love = wholeness for all.
Life is too sweet, possibilities
I stand in the morning kitchen stunned.
In the last minute (minute!):
taste of lemon, Keemun tea, cream
(pause to consider how many miracles it took for lemon, tea, cream to end up in my avid hands)
weight of dog ear, begging mystery eyes (animals live with us, how astonishing!)
silky warm running water over cold hands (running water, enough said)
hummingbird’s jeweled head at the feeder (is that her tongue? a hummingbird has a tongue!).
Enough with the mystery, the grace.
Time to bundle up, get busy, get to work.
It is not to be.
Lilly enters, simple marvel of daughter, taut with succulent life,
sinks me like a stone in a wishing well.
But what would I wish for?
Nothing but this.