Shining Moments

Nov 5, 2012

Sometimes the spontaneous moments are the best.

That all of a sudden

    children in the car

    trip to get ice cream cones.

As a little girl I enjoyed the spontaneous adventures.

Root beer floats in tall glass mugs.

A once in a lifetime experience seeing Roy Rogers and gang.

Never forget it

    bigger than life

       for me at nine.

Today I still cherish the spontaneous moments.

They usually follow a dry stretch.

   A period of time where everyone is working so very hard

   But things break down

       Computers malfunction

       Laptops have moods

I see the frustration in the furrowed brows of my daughters.

I feel it in myself.

Like running uphill

    Further and further

      body screaming for a drink of water

      and wondering how long you can go.

Maybe you are experiencing a time in your life like that right now.

If so,

    hold on.

Maybe its time for some spontaneity.

He comes in the midst of the storm.

He whispers gently

    “Peace be still.”  Matthew 8: 23-27

Let Him fight your battles

   Let Him set the pace.

   Let go of the struggle.

And as we lean upon Him He fills us with peace.

Hear His gentle Voice calling above the wind and the waves.

I find that as I hear Him

   I know its time to refuel and


That’s when it’s time to

       go for a spontaneous walk in the middle of the day.

Letting Him gently brush your hair back from your face.

Grab the hand of someone and do something different.

Call that friend

     Write that note

         Give yourself permission to read that fun book.

Learning the art of spontaneity is like growing young again.

The children know how to do it well.

Dimpled faces always loved my spontaneous walks around the school

    when I sensed that everyone needed a lift.

  Yes, the soul of a child reaches toward the adventure

       easily putting aside the task of the moment.

Let’s learn from them

    that there is a time to work

               but also a time to play.

Life was never meant to be all work.

No life is about learning balance

    and knowing the time

    to just kick up your heels and play.

How about you today?

Need a little lift?

Do something different…

     jump rope with a child

     go out with your camera and find that picture

     sing that song out loud.

        and laugh.

Live today fully. You’ll never regret it.


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