Small graces, if I slow to notice them, have profound power.
Yesterday I was rushing to finish my morning walk while my mind darted from one task to the next. I was pounding the pavement like my life depended on it all the while wishing to be done so I could get home and start the day! With one foot planted determinedly in front of the other, a bright yellow goldfinch burst out of nowhere right into my line of vision. Everything slowed as I watched her graceful dip towards a tree branch but just before her tiny feet touched down, she soared. Small graces…
For the rest of my walk I was completely tuned in to small graces. A butterfly resting on a bush, a neighbor waving with one hand cradling a mug in the other, an orange tabby crouched behind a car eying Ollie-the-pup and I …each time I noticed a small grace I couldn’t help smiling. And each time I smiled I couldn’t help but give thanks.
Ann Voskamp says that “Here is the only place I can love Him.”
When all of my attention is in the moment… not thinking ahead about things I need to do…not looking behind feeling regret about things I haven’t done.
But all of me. Right. Here.
Being “here” in the moment is sometimes a challenge but I’ve noticed when I pay attention to small graces it’s almost impossible for my mind to wander and get into shenanigans 😉
How do you best stay in the moment my friends? I pray that each of us would have moments today when we’re all 100% here.