Friday, January 23, 2009

Moments of Gratitude: A Rest

I am in the midst of one of the busiest weeks. I have felt the prayers of those who have sent them. There has been this incredible peace as I move from event to event. And I keep receiving the most wonderful gifts. The gifts of "Exactly What I Need".

The morning started in class - CPR renewal. Getting out an hour early may not seem like a big deal, but for me, WOW. YES! I got home, made lunch and walked the dog. It was a beautiful day - sunny, few clouds - warm enough to remind me that spring is on the way. The extra time in my schedule allowed us to not have to rush around the neighborhood. We could take the time to truly enjoy our walk.

As we re-entered the fenced portion of our back yard, I took the opportunity to sit on the deck for a few minutes. The sun still shining - though not on me - a nice breeze tossling the branches of the pine trees, brushing against my face, and brushing my hair back. I closed my eyes to listen. The birds were chirping, the wind chimes playing their melodies. And the dog... the dog was behaving.

That may seem like another small thing, but in my life, it's darn near a miracle! He is a 14 month old chocolate lab, which is, essentially, three strikes against "well-behaved". Today, in this moment, he was.

I sat for a while, looking out over the back yard, listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, and just smiled. "Thank You, God" For this home, for this day, and for this moment to just sit and be in Your presence.

It doesn't get any better than that!

1 comment:

Susan said...

What a blissful moment. Truly a gift from God.