Weekend Night Muse, Have Some Sense: The Riff Continues

Everything slows, anticipation no more, now here. Recollection, a muse from the not too different future follows, kids messing, heart beat slowing, weekend…

“What is our true place in the world? All around it comes at us: what to see, hear, feel, the big three, there like it or not, want it out not, it’s real and now.

What we do with it, how we respond to it, that’s up to us, each of us, each time.

Choose to make it GOOD. Here’s a sample from everyday, just a sample, what my senses say:

Winter lights on the front tree, shining bright in the pre-dawn darkness;

Warm coat against the biting wind on an early morning walk;

Shake of the head, each dog with her collar on, jingle jingle jingle;

Cold water, one big gulp, after a long walk, thirsty;

Crackle of the wall furnace, heat slowing pouring down the hall;

First taste of coffee, hot; first taste of beer, crisp;

Soft skin on my kids’ cheek when I kiss each goodnight, each night;

BLESSINGS.

Glimmer

A glimmer of hope, that’s what I find;

That’s what I find when I look up close, when I’m open, eyes, arms, wide.

A bit of hope, a friendly tone, an unexpected embrace, literally, figuratively, over a screen, right in front of me,

Close to touch, pay gently, love gently, eternally, the glimmer will not die,

The glimmer in your eyes, in your heart, deep, will not die, remember,

Glimmer.

One Foot In…

You might think this is a blog post around not being committed, “…one foot in, one foot out…”

But rather, it’s a quick nod to those who can successfully operate in multiple mindsets congruently. This particular skill set is valuable; this particular capability should be cultivated, nurtured, respected.

I’ve often thought and believed in the power of compartmentalizations. Of late I have a new appreciation for the mentality and related skills of multi-tasking.

“…one foot in both worlds…”,

GOOD.

Stretch

One of the truest, positive effects my friends have on me? They inspire me to stretch. Not all have this effect, but in a few cases, they certainly do.

When I mean stretch, in this case, it’s stretching beyond who I am most of the time; stretching my perspective, my belief.

It feels very empowering.

I’m not sure exactly why it happens. At least on the face of it I’m not sure. I’ll ponder a bit and see what other insights I can share.

Regardless of the why, one thing for sure I know, stretching feels good.

Find God Everywhere

In the toughest days, sometimes sneaky tough, unexpected, I seek God. Not sure what that means sometimes.

Habit.

In the dark, uncertainty, seeking God. Devine guidance, affirmation. Seeking relief, answers, understanding.

In quiet concession, agreement, unexpected generosity. Need a little more, give a little more, fill the gap.

Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Simple promises scribbled down two thousand years ago.

Still true today. Still true today.