"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Cup Overflowing, 101-120

Life is happening all around us.  The sun rises, the sun sets.  Children play, adults hurry.  Dogs bark, crickets chirp.  Grass grows, leaves fall.  As the character in Peaceful Warrier says, “There’s never nothing going on.”  Question is, do we notice?  And if we do, are we surprised by it?  Do we see it as gift?  Brother Steidle-Rast writes, “Our eyes are opened to that surprise character of the world around us the moment we wake up from taking things for granted.  … Bored and boring adults become excited children.”  I’m waking up and therefore counting.  What about you?

#101  infant lizards on window screens
He's literally only about 3 inches long from head to tail.

#102  lunch with my parents complete with peach milkshakes

#103  a red cedar trunk stretching heavenward in praise -- only now have I noticed its sacred dance

#104  a new haircut

#105  a lone female cardinal – we are one

#106  a week’s worth of laundry – it means my man is home and I am no longer alone

#107  musty antique shops and treasures found

#108  impromptu serenades – given by the watch repairman and his wife to just the two of us: “In the Sweet By and By”

#109  self-evaluation

#110  local honey and the way it feels in the mouth ... smooth

#111  early morning sirens signifying help is on the way

#112  unexpected encouragement ... doubled

#113  a fresh teaching about new wine

#114  front row parking at Wal-Mart

#115  little girl in Mama's heals

#116  a dappled morning sky

#117  mysteries beyond my comprehension

#118  curls on a little boy -- always too focused on the hair in his eyes; today I saw the beautiful ringlets

#119  turning the calendar with an Edwardian Lady -- one more way I count

#120  the scent of a lavender sachet infused into lingerie

Just an ordinary moment teeming with pure gift ....

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