The smell of coffee in the morning. Mist slowly lifting above the water. Sunlight shining on the lake. Crackling flames dancing in a campfire. The call of a loon. Sunrise. Sunset. Children’s laughter. A million stars. The miracle of a glowing firefly.
These are the treasures that I find at the lake. They offer wonder, appreciation, and peace. They are the simple pleasures that inspire me, and require me, to do what I can to preserve these moments for now and for generations to come.