Monday, June 14, 2010

The Little Things

Some days I think there is just too much sadness in this world.
I feel like bad news is piling up,
bad news of all kinds of people's lives.
Unexpected illnesses and deaths especially.
I feel like ripping off the grip of death
and it makes me feel so powerless to not
be able to do a thing to change the outcome.

That kind of thing puts life into perspective for me instantly.
Like a jolt of caffeine it makes me wake up and take notice of the little things.

There is one flower in bloom on my Evening Scented Stocks. I pick up the container every time I walk by it and inhale as deeply as I can. It smells heavenly. In short order there will be dozens of blooms as you come up my walkway. Smelling its perfume is like having your senses serenaded. That one little bloom makes me feel like all is right in the world even when it isn't.


Andrew said...

I could learn from that little bloom.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

This reminds me of Matthew 6... We worry so much about so many worldly things believing God doesn't have that, he isn't in that...

When really... it is all in him... all of us, all of this. :)

Mary Christine said...

Oh, me too. The whole thing. Me too.

Jim said...

"Smelling its perfume is like having your senses serenaded"....I like the way you put words together!

Marla said...

I felt this way all day yesterday and the day before. Thank you for reminding me to change my focus.