The freckles on my kids’ faces bring such joy to my heart and make time stand still. Sun soaked clouds over the evening mountains strike wonder. The snowflake on Gantry’s eyelash captures my attention and takes my breath away. Wrestling with the fullness of emotions; mine, my kids, and my friends. Laughter, hugs, cold air in my lungs and red mud on my running shoes. It reminds me of beautiful life in and around. The pause to notice; It’s an invitation to participate and remember once again the glory of this life lived in moments.
When I close my eyes and breathe in God, His breath offers life, beauty and timelessness everywhere I turn. When I listen and see with my heart…..I say yes and choose to savor the moment that is right now. It takes intentionality to put aside my hurt, weariness, selfish pity or busyness and enter in to endless moments of grace that reconnect my heart to His. Restringing the strand of love that tethers me to Him; the continual “yes” response to live with my heart leading keeps me connected.
And so in the moments I spin out… there is my thanksgiving journal. Running outside on a rocky trail. A phone call for support, the beauty project board, hot tears and pounding fists, raw prayers to a God that always hears. He draws me in eventually, always, somehow….teaching me more about living with my heart leading.
Dear friend, how does God pull you back in? How do you see and listen with your heart? I’d love to hear.