This has been a most stressful week for me, with no modem/internet for four days, my blog host moving all of us TheoBloggers over to a new server, with us having some down time here on my blog, and assorted family emergencies and crises. Being an in-betweener, with my mom still with me, having grown children with grown and nearly-grown children, plus little ones, too, and even a granddaughter with a little girl of her own, my life is filled to the brim and overflowing!!
Can any of you identify?
So . . . I’ve . . . been . . . stressed.
But, at the same time I’ve been reminded this week by others (thanks, Heather, for reminding me that dial-up internet on a rickity laptop is better than none at all!), in some cases, to be mindful of the little things in life that make our lives better. I need to be “shook up” sometimes to appreciate all I have. Me – the one who just wrote about “The Girl in the Woods” last time (this past Monday, that now seems eons ago) to remind us all to look around and really observe what we see.
I want to share with you a couple of photos we have of some beautiful birds who live here in Mississippi. They are Mississippi Swallow-tail Kites, and Tom saw one flying above him on the way home from work one afternoon.
Here’s another one soaring above in the heavens. Would that I could be such a bird in flight!
My spirit and my soul DO fly high above into the heavens when I remember my God, my creator . . . and I am refreshed and replinished in heart and mind.
Thank you, Father, for such beautiful little things in life that are not so little after all when we set our hearts toward heaven and toward You. Help us to always have hearts of gratitude for the good you give us in such abundance, even in the little things around us, if we will but look and truly let our eyes SEE.
Give us hearts of compassion to always cast our look and Your love upon all we meet and know. Give us hearts of forgiveness toward all others as You have forgiven us. Forgive us when we do wrong, or fail to do good in Your name. Help us to DO good in Your name at every opportunity; to always have a smile on our face; to always look into others’ eyes straightforwardly to smile at their souls.
We ask all of these things, and thank You for all of these things through Jesus Christ, our Beloved Savior and Your Son, in His Name. Amen