Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Honouring something big

Every once in a long while, something big happens that just blows me away.

It's just so huge that it actually pulls me along on its current, carrying me down its stream into places yet unknown; and all I can do is let myself be transported away.

Those times, although few and far between, stand out in my mind because of the power they exert over me at the time, and because of who I become once they're done.

And they usually originate in something somebody says or does.  In those times it feels like I am suddenly a part of something a lot bigger than me; a lot bigger.

Those are the times that restore my faith, that fill me to the brim with love and thanksgiving.

I find myself in the middle of one of those times right at this very moment.

And I am in awe.

It can be a frightening place, if I let it be, as the direction I'm headed in is totally unknown; yet a part of me longs to follow it, to just let it run its course and carry me away.

So I wait, and watch.  I watch myself as if from a distance - I watch my feelings, my actions and reactions - and I watch as the beauty unfolds all around me.

To those who bring me to those wondrous places I say thank you.

Indeed, thank you for your trust, thank you for your open heart, and thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey.  It is an honour and a privilege and I will be forever grateful for the trust you have placed in me.  ♥♥♥

Monday, August 13, 2012

A balm for the soul

On what was quickly turning into a sad & lonely evening,
instead of staying in and feeling sorry for myself
I decided to grab my camera and head outside.

What I found out there took my breath away:

a lovely chorus of crickets;

the warm glow of an orange sunset;

the peppery scent of marigolds;

a kind word from a stranger;

the rich smell of damp earth;

and hearts drawn on the sidewalk.

Once again I found my way back onto the path and felt renewed.