Sunday, September 21, 2008

small things

it was a good day for angels ..... to learn about that angel, read this post from a week ago......

here's your life lesson for the day ... you might already know it, but it's always worth reading again .... 
appreciate the small things ..... 
...and ... if you are appreciating the small things, then go ahead and do the small things, live the small things, comment on the small things, love the small things, give small things ..... all the little things add up to be the big things .... 

i went to a funeral today .... it was a small thing i did for a friend whose dad died ..... but i got great things from that small thing ..... i thought about my people that i love and appreciate .... i thought about life and death and love and loss ..... i went there, on an hour and a half drive, with three girl friends .... how often do you get to ride around with a bunch of girlfriends and just have girlfriend talk? the day was just horrible and lovely .... just like funerals .... and we ate chocolate on the long ride home .....
 
my dear, sad friend at the funeral was wearing the guardian angel pendant that i gave her last week .... she says she's worn it every day since she got it .... she got it on her "darkest day" .... 
i can't even imagine ..... allison's small thing for me turned into a big thing for my sad friend .... 
so .... pay attention to the small things ... they might be someone else's big thing .... 

alas, no art today .... instead, my small thing appreciation list for the day.... it includes reese's, diet coke, having enough tissues to share, a pal driving me around, mr.e.beck.artist walking me down the street to catch my ride while holding my hand, girlfriends, the start of fall weather, the relief of taking OFF church clothes, all three of my children now eat salad ..... 

tell me some small things you are mindful of right now ..... 

5 comments:

see you there! said...

The sun is shining. Unlike a lot of folks I love Mondays, its like getting a whole new week! I have a good book to read. I will see my GD this afternoon. Really, those all those are pretty BIG things in my life now that I look at the list.

Darla

Queenly Things said...

Just when I was bored and tired of wings and crowns on little images, you come up with the most divine angel of them all. If ayone could do it, I should have known you could.

Kelly said...

my small things...dolphins, children's laughter, a student saying thank you, a comment on my facebook wall, livvie didn't cry when i took them to school this morning, it's almost 5pm and i get to hang out with my groovy hippie guitar teacher tonight...and reading your blog!

Barbra said...

Wonderful/sad/lovely post. My small thing I am grateful for is the internet...okay,it's not so small, but what a wonderful experience to connect with others like e.beck. artist!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thoughtful post - thank you.

a single square of dark chocolate & red flannel pj bottoms (with pink piping, dontcha know)