My word for 2018 is focus, which requires paying attention to the moment – the now. So, this year, I’ll be taking note of experiences I may have missed, without focus. Many may seem to be BGO’s ( blinding glimpses of the obvious), but hey, I might have missed them.
Here’s this week of NOWS:
sharing in sacred rituals;
trusting a friend with honesty;
remembering how generous asking for help can be;
spotting a speck of hope on a wall of fear;
the healing power of my really-ugly-cry, while deleting Mom’s number from my iPhone favorites list;
answering “YES!” when a child asked if my ‘fancy stick‘ had magic powers;
spotting a purple wildflower on the way to a friend’s burial;
getting to hug two of my GodChil’ren;
sharing coconut cake with friends (even if it wasn’t The Best) was great;
lingering with the questions ” what do the words Engage and Politics mean to you?”;
moments of genuine connection, in the midst of a crowd;
saying YES to a frightening invitation from dear St Francis by the Sea friends;
foody-talk with long time pals;
poetry at a Diocesan Convention;
realizing I can’t help a beloved heal faster, while wishing I could; and
how seeing Tom DElighted leaves me DElighted, tenfold.
What NOWS did you experience this week?