Good Day, God!
OOPS! I hit the wrong key and this published without a word typed. How like Life! So easy to do and say things that cannot be taken back. How very dependent I am on the Gift of Forgiveness!
How very important to offer the Gift of Forgiveness to Myself. Hmm. Perhaps aging is mostly that? An exercise in forgiving. Forgiving myself for mistakes made and for opportunities missed. Forgiving others. Forgiving You, too, God, for our being “not quite” perfect.
Sigh. Yes. That feels right. But, it misses the fact that we have Choices of Background as it were!
This photo called to me because the plants are so ordinary and so ordinarily unseen. They were planted years ago as part of the strip of land owned by our townhouse association. I think we may have deeded it to the City. But, no matter. That strip of land remains untended.
These plants don’t seem to have noticed that fact. They are growing — seemingly content and happy — on their own. Roots in the soil. Leaves in the Light. To me, God, they are an example of living with a Background of Contentment with What Is!
Strange that Contentment has not featured in my List of Virtues. Gratitude for what is — PRAISE for what is — those have loomed as Virtues. But, “contentment” is right down there with “surrender” as virtues I have never considered valuing.
Now, God, You might think that after traveling to Paris — seeing the Louvre — seeing the Eiffel Tower — seeing Versailles — that I might arrive home, discontent. But, it seems to be just exactly the opposite. I am home. And I am Deliciously Content!
Thank You, God!