Playing — the Joy of Surprises

In the brush doing what it's doing it will stumble on what one couldn't do by oneself  Robert Motherwell

In the brush doing what it’s doing it will stumble on what one couldn’t do by oneself Robert Motherwell

Good Day, God

I found the quote that’s below this image in the book, On Becoming an Artist, by Ellen Langer.

The quote meshes with what my beginning watercolor teacher says: “Dance WITH the brush and let it lead.” And, sometimes, God, I do break loose from my mind’s control and let my hand and brush have fun. For example this image is just one brush stroke — done mostly by my brush.

It does take energy to have fun. I’m feeling more rested now — after over two months at home, with no travel! Slowly, slowly my battery is recharging. The first “sign” that I had more energy came when I noticed I was wearing earrings again. Next I began to have fun with clothes. I love wearing bright monochromatic outfits —  I enjoy the comments!

Today, my phone started to play, too. All on it’s own, it called a dear friend. As soon as I noticed the phone had done that, I hung up. But, of course, when the friend got home she returned my call. I explained and apologized!

But, then she said . . . “Well, as long as I have you on the phone I might as well tell you . . . ” She had news that she wanted to pray about. Since she is an Introvert, she was not rushing to call. After we prayed I laughed. “I’m mostly clueless . . . but it seems God is using my phone!”

I see this phone call as You “having fun” while arranging for us to help one another.

I’m sitting here and smiling, God. Joy is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Or as C.S. Lewis said, “JOY is the serious business of Heaven.”

 

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