Happy, Happy, Happy

Don’t faint! I actually am writing a blog post. It isn’t that I haven’t been thinking about you, gentle readers, it’s just that I didn’t think I had anything to say.

Original entrance to original building

Just recently (like yesterday) I realized that I thought I didn’t have anything to say because I didn’t have any rants or complaints or snarky remarks. I realized that I’m really happy.

My life has settled into a routine and I’m content with it all. Sure I miss the grands and the kids and others in my family, but other than moving them all up here to the Pacific Northwest, I wouldn’t change a thing about my life.

The sermon yesterday was about noticing other people and really getting to know them as we go about out daily lives. About the fact that we didn’t need to do something wonderful for someone else, we just needed to love them. (And maybe for them THAT was something wonderful.)

Then I read a blog this morning about a new book, The In-Between. The author says:

…maybe the big moments in life aren’t really big at all.  Maybe the big moments are all the little moments leading up to it.  Maybe the little moments are to be relished and not rushed through.  Maybe we are to enjoy and appreciate where we are right now and be present to those we love the most.

Sounds a lot like embracing liminal space, doesn’t it? I was trying to learn about that when I first started this blog. It’s funny. Now that I’ve reached where I want to be – I’ve stepped through the doorway – I’ve lost my words. I didn’t think my “little moments” were worth writing about.

I’ll try to do better.

Addendum: After I posted this I found another blog in my email with this quotation:

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

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