a satisfying riff on satisfaction
Upon arrival, hang up your coat. Remove your boots, leave them by the door.
Take your gloves off. Leave them by a heater. They’ll be nice and warm tomorrow.
Upon arrival, breathe deep the air, discover the smell, and see every blessing:
Notice the love that brought you here.
Food in the fridge, mess on the counter. It’s all ok.
The sounds, the sights, the smells.
Upon arrival, take it all in. This is your life.
Notice your partner.
Notice their love, their effort.
Take a moment, upon arrival to see what they’ve done, not what they haven’t.
Hard on yourself?
No problem. Take a look around. How many years has it been and you’re still here?
Notice what you’ve done, not what you haven’t.
Upon arrival, pat the dogs, give the hugs, say the hellos. Smile, enjoy, every minute of showing up.
Upon arrival. Kick back, put your feet up. Know that you have arrived - right here, right meow.
There's always more work but you've done well. Here you are upon arrival. Put them feet up. Say thank you. For five minutes drink some water. Forget your phone. It doesn't matter. Take just a moment to sit.
Get back up upon arrival. Help out all around you. Look around. Smile. Sigh with satisfaction. Know you're part of it. All of this love in the world?
You’re a part of it.
You only exist because of it.
Didn’t someone once sing something about stardust?
Remember life is so good upon arrival.
How lucky you are. Take a little look at how good you got it upon arrival. No, you're not deserving. But hell you got it. Are you not deserving? No. Are you deserving? No. Doesn't matter. It's all right.
On arrival, just enjoy it. Don't worry about the rest of it. Give satisfaction couple of minutes of your time. You just did it.
Now? Get to your feet. Get moving. Help out. Find something that needs doing. Do that. And then the next thing and the next and the next.
Be part of the team.
Be part of the family, the community, the world.
Upon arrival, first priority: get yourself a little comfortable, take off in boots, hang up that coat which feet up for a bit.
Take a moment. Acknowledge to yourself that you’re here. You’re finished. You’ve arrived.
Upon arrival, drop the armour.
Upon arrival let the steel fall.
Feel the warmth of satisfaction.
Make room for that. Let it all in.
It’s like that famous old saying:
When offered a cure or a placebo, take both.