A Quiet Wood

A Quiet Wood

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ode to the Mundane

Today I feel grateful...not for anything huge or earth shattering but for little things, things I take for granted. I'm thankful for the love of children who accept us without judgement and hold out unbiased hands; for friends that care enough to tell us the truth even when it hurts; for the unconditional love of family; for the fact that puberty comes only once. I'm grateful that I no longer feel compelled to have to figure out who I am...but instead can just BE who I am. I give praise for days without pain, for restful sleep, for unexpected kindnesses, for old radio shows, for C.S. Lewis. I feel gratitude for laughter that comes quickly and unbidden; for joy that colors every circumstance; for the fact that, although adversity affects all of us, it need not define us; for chocolate. Today I rejoice in the warm sun and cool water, in the Love that gave first, in the Mercy that surrounds me, and in the Peace that sustains me. Maybe, just maybe, the mundane isn't so commonplace after all.

9 comments:

Tara said...

With tears streaming down my face, I give thanks for this reminder today, my friend. I know the heart from which it comes, and that only makes it more meaningful. Thank you.

Juwah said...

AMEN!

Kimberly said...

Well written...maybe knowing "who we are" (and whose we are) is one really great thing about the age we are now:)
Love Ya!

Jo said...

It always amazes me to remember that God is in the little things. It seems that I have had problems remembering lately so thanks for the reminder.

Sharlyn said...

Wow! So well put. Thanks for the reminder.

floridabozonebunch said...

You said it so well. I believe that the joy of living is noticing the little wonders all around you. I tell my kids that life is not "Disney World" every day. I think that it is also enjoying the mud puddles after a good rain.

Josh said...

Old radio shows are indeed something to be grateful for. Thanks for another post that brought both joy and reflection, two things we all need a great deal more of!

kayla said...

Very moving! I must say that I too am glad that puberty comes only once.

cheriepasbjerg said...

Beautiful