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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Little Moments of Beauty

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'Thank you,' it will be enough. -Meister Eckehart

Feeling a little overwhelmed and depleted here this evening so i think i'll occupy this space with a list of the many blessings i've received in the last few days.  It always lifts my spirit when i focus on the little moments of beauty that come my way.  (Rather than all that hasn't been done and "needs" doing or all that seems hard or confusing.)

*Eating a plum with my five-year-old was so sweet to see her walking down the road taking big, drippy bites, and saying, over and over again, "Mmmmmm, Mommy, this is SO good!"

*The mug of sweet, frothy chai tea i just drank

*Heartfelt emails from a dear, sweet, compassionate, open-hearted friend

*Finally getting my pendants listed in my shop (after lots of little moments of frustration and uncertainty)

*My first pendant sales!

*Eating a big bowl of  homemade minestrone soup this evening.  And caesar salad.

*Late night soaks in the hot tub

*Receiving a big bear hug from my eight-year-old this evening, and really being present with it and her

*Deciding to go on what is going to be a beautiful retreat this weekend

*Listening to lively, playful bluegrass music and finding myself wanting to dance

*Sitting here now, giving myself the gift of quiet

1 comment :

  1. what gorgeous small things to enjoy and notice. life really is the small moments, piled up together.


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