Friday, November 18, 2011
As you face your day how many moments do you capture that prompt you to say ‘Did you see that?'~ then invite another to share in your joy? Far too often we take those moments for granted. Either we harbor the joy inwardly for a brief moment with a sigh of appreciation or we let it roll by us as merely a common occurrence. But rarely as adults do we share those times of eye opening wonder with others, like we did as children. Why is that, I wonder?
Today, as you go about your routine, take the time to recognize at least one of the ‘awesome’ moments that is placed before you. Oh there will be several; God has an unending supply just for you. Here is how they may appear- It can be a small thing, a gesture, a word of encouragement, or maybe a smile & a warm hello to someone you meet in passing. For the one who is truly ‘in awe’ & blessed is the one who receives.
Maybe ~ that person you pass on the street, or in the hall at work, or the aisle in the grocery store is having a really difficult time in their life. Your gesture of kindness may be that moment in their day that their inner child whispers to them - “Did you see that?”
That, my friend, is God being Awesome in & through you."
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Rearrangements of even the most common of things can be traumatizing to some. When I rearranged my living room recently, it appeared to be livable. Well, maybe for me, but not for my Japanese Chin Gizmo. He had gone to the groomer, so I took the opportunity to do a little cleaning & rearranging.
Afterwards, when he was introduced to the new digs, it seemed that maybe with a little time, he would adjust. Wanting to be cuddled & held is his thing, so I figured maybe after a good night’s rest, he would take to the new 'in front of the window' look-out-perch I had created for him.
The next morning, he clearly had other ideas. When he wasn't doing a little pace around the coffee table, he just wanted held. And if not held, to be looking up at me from the floor-you know, with those big brown eyes that make you simply put down the coffee & pick him up. Yep- that’s the look. All of this was more than confirmation. My idea of change was not welcomed. So, we compromised.
I lifted him up & loved on him. As I watched, he glanced over at the window.Maybe he was remembering how nice it was to look out while on the back of the sofa, in between naps, that is. He did a little glance at the blanket, pillows, & steps as if to say: ’Mom,this is not home~would you put it back, please.’(insert little sigh here)
So, what did the 'human' learn from all this? (Besides that I need to remember to buy lighter furniture next time~) Everyday, God teaches me something through my little dog, Gizmo. Today's lesson: One's 'viewpoint of life' although it may be rearranged ~ with a little humility, determination & persistence~you can rise above what is between you & your happiness. This provides the opportunity to once again be a home within your heart
Gizmo…knows that a 'living room' is for just that~living comfortably. Sometimes, even if change is not comfortable, simply asking for help, or rearranging the room & circumstances may get you back to the living part. After all, there’s a whole world of nifty things & critters out there that needs watching over.
Today~Gizmo has that covered.
Thanks for the heart lesson.
I love you too.