Wednesday, March 24, 2010
from lillies to laundry
I woke up early this morning to a disturbing dream. I actually woke up in tears. So I have spent the last couple hours trying to comfort myself. Hot bubble bath, hot coffee, cinnamon bread toast and now a blog. This picture was taken outside my front door in our little pond. It is one of my favorite pictures. It is so beautiful. But don't be fooled, our pond is kind of frumpy, but the frogs love it and also little boys. Grandsons and nephews love this pond. I always wish for something more elegant, more lovely, so creator has given me this pink water lilly. Gratitude.... yesterday I got to walk a labyrinth at an incredible place in Arkansas called Terra studios. What a magnificent place to visit. John said he just could not stop smiling the whole time we were there. It is outside of Elkin a half hour away from Fayetteville and about an hour and a half from us ( if Luella is driving). Otherwise count on a little more time. As I read about the intention of this particular Labyrinth, gratitude is the goal of the creators. Peace comes from a heart of Gratitude, so as I walked I prayed and let my heart be open to thankfulness. That attitude of gratitude is a wonderful gift. Even as I put in a load of laundry today, mindlessly, I thought back to when my kids were young and I would lug them and a ton of laundry to the laundromat, scrounging up quarters to wash, chase, fold, chase, gather, chase. How thankful I am to have a washer and dryer. But strangly even the memory of those hard days are softer and more tender under the umbrella of thankfulness. I didn't realize then how fast life slips by and how the only truly important things are love, family and this moment in time. The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time. I will enjoy my washer and dryer today... tomorrow it may be gone. Love you all!