Good Evening, God
I enjoy Beauty. I would say, Who doesn’t? But, I am more and more aware that Goodness is even more to be appreciated. My wonderful husband Kit is good. Good in an un-self-conscious way. Never even thinking about being a good person. This makes him a Treasure!
And I keep resolving to do a better job of treasuring him. . . and cherishing him. I’m smiling God. I really enjoy doing a blog where I have no preconceived ideas as to where I am going. Messy . . . but more fun for me!
This Saturday morning 9-11:30 HST (GMT-10) I’m helping to host a Morning of Centering Prayer. That’s the link if anyone wants to go. And a friend is going to read Guard of the Heart written by Fr. Thomas Keating. In the article Fr. Keating says that “contemplative prayer is aimed at transforming daily life with its never ending round of ordinary activities . . .” My first thought is that my daily life could use some transforming. But, my daily life is wonderful! I am the one needing transforming.
I have named myself “An Appreciator” but really, God, I fall far short. Once again I think of that quote from William Butler Yeats:
The World is filled with Magical Things
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.