On New Year’s Eve we had dinner with our family. I love going around the table and giving everyone a chance to give thanks for something from the year.
As always when it was my turn, my eyes welled up with tears, my throat became tight and my sweet girls lovingly said, “There she goes again… Mommy’s going to cry.” We all started laughing and as I was wiping away my tears and getting ready to speak, my sweet husband quietly spoke and said, “Sarah is thankful for the wind as it blows through the trees, a leaf that falls in her path, a bird that soars past our kitchen window, a caterpillar she finds in the backyard… she is thankful for everything.”
Sweet Lord, I love the little reminders You place in our paths. My sweet love truly sees me more than I realize and in that moment I felt so deeply understood and loved. Oh my Lord… I am so blessed that he is mine, I am his and we are Yours!
Thank You, thank You, thank You… in every moment and in everything – Thank You sweet Jesus!
I watched Joel Osteen on Sunday morning. I loved his reminder to keep your vision in front of you and dream big!
While I was running yesterday I was thinking through some of my dreams and wondering if I had been limiting myself by not dreaming big enough. I then prayed for a moment for God keep my heart open to the seeds of a big dream he would like to plant. By the end of my run, I was thinking about someone who has been on my mind a lot in the last few months.
Then for a moment I looked up, and instead of seeing an image in the clouds I saw an image in the blue sky which was formed by the surrounding clouds. It looked like a finger pointing in the direction that I was running. It reminded me of the optical illusion pictures you have to stare at for a while in order to see the hidden/other picture.
It might not seem big, but maybe sending prayers and love through time and space to this person is a big dream. Maybe I am going in the right direction.
I guess I can’t know for certain, but I am going to keep looking beyond the clouds and searching the blue sky above for the slightly hidden, bigger picture!
It is Our Best Life!
DREAM it, say it, live it, believe it, and it will be!