Monday, June 13, 2011

Everyday miracles and magic

If I take the Wings of the Morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;  even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.  Psalm 139:9-10

We are never truly alone.  This sculpture comforts me in a way I cannot describe.  The longing for serenity, peace and calm, for me, is always to be found in nature and art.  When the two come together...magic happens!

I heard this yesterday...take a deep breath...that is a gift..that is a blessing.  As I thought about these words,
a quote from Albert Einstein lodged in my mind:  " There are only two ways to live your life, one is though nothing is a miracle, the other is though everything is a miracle."    I am choosing to focus on every day magic and miracles rather than just muddling through life.

a few simple magical moments...

watching my husband make repairs on the screened porch
while the dog tilts his head and follows him around, sniffing the paint.

a hug around the knees resulting in an almost tackle from granddarlings that are excited to see you.

friends that "get you"

angel food cake, sliced strawberries, blueberries and cool whip that a dear man prepares for you.

lots of hugs and kisses!

swinging to the call of birds, the humming and buzzing of insects, the tink, tink, tink of the chains on the swing.

what calls to you right now, what simple joys make you happy?


marlajayne said...

I "get you" and I love this post! I recognize the photographs from Brookgreen...beautiful. I love thinking about those grandchildren hugs too! A special memory I'm having right now is Emma sitting on my lap in church last week saying, "You can't stop crying?" She doesn't know about happy tears yet.

Relyn said...

That's my favorite quote, you know? Here are a few of my simple joys - just for you.

my daughter's sleepy morning smile * that the tiger lilies have all started blooming * a neighbor who shares their pool * chili dogs for supper * fireflies * singing in the morning * car dancing * that I am photographing a wedding tomorrow * blogging * getting letters in the mail from my students * time at work to comment on your blog ;^)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love this post :-) I'm sitting her smiling and wishing I had some of that strawberry cake with Cool Whip. That's a sweet reminder of my family back in Ohio. thanks.
xo jj

thedailydish said...

Love this Connie -- and how fitting, the "word verification" code below this is.. I kid you not.. BLESS.

Amen to that!


SE'LAH... said...

love that scripture...and the pic is perfect.

sending lots of love your way, Ms. Connie. ;)

Rosezilla said...

Lovely post... in fact this is the second time I've read it. Because it's been a month now... ahem. :)

Connie said...

@Rosezilla, I know...I know! Temporarily lost my groove.