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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Look Up

The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness, fullness thereof.  
This week, the tulip trees (Japanese magnolias?) have begun blooming all over the city.  I notice them as I am rushing to drop of my daughter at school, rushing to work, rushing home, rushing to the grocery store, and generally, well, rushing around.

I notice them, and they call to me.
To slow down.  To look up.  To take time, just a moment, to appreciate them while they are here.  Because they won't last forever.  Some gifts are brief.

And so yesterday, I paused.  I stood under a tree in a parking lot and looked up.

And peace came. I didn't even know I called it.  But it came.

What gifts call you to pause, and notice them? 


  1. We moved to this new house, and as usual I was rushing up and down to put everything in place. Then I asked my son what he liked the most about the house, and he said: "the birds chirping!". Then I stopped and realised that it was soooooo true. There were so many birds' sounds! Now I´m a full time mum, I can appreciate it more often.

  2. Aw, how neat! So happy for you that you get to be a full time mum for a bit! And to have time to listen and look! 😉