Born at the bottom of a big and confused family, I had raised fists from babyhood, defending myself from three older brothers, a bossy older sister, and the accusations of my baby sister. My raised fists and fighting attitude made for a narrow and painful life. As I learned to accept myself and life, and practiced love instead of fighting, I could be, be in the present. Without dragging heavy baggage from the past or obsessing about future fear based fantasies, I could see the trees, the skies, the humming bird, your smiles and me. Life and each day became full and a doorway into possibility. When I am in the present, not only is everything more beautiful and grand, I am bigger, connected to all of life, connected to all of you. Enjoy the fullness of this day.