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Thoughts on gratitude…

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”
~Psalm 139:7-8

In Your Midst 
There is so much,
just so much to be grateful for.
But some days I don’t see it.
Or more importantly,
feel it.
Mind-made problems cover me in fog.
Asleep.
Mind narrows.
Heart hardens.
Self-centers. 
World becomes small.
Some days,
even in your midst,
I don’t see you.
But I catch glimpses.
The veil is lifted.
However slightly,
and briefly.
And then I remember.
I am humbled,
and tears well.
In gratitude.
Beauty overwhelms.
I have everything.
You are closer to me than I can imagine,
closer than my very breath.
There is so much to be grateful for.
In the midst of everything.
In the midst of you.
Every day; every hour.
Each second.
Right now, in fact.
All I have to do is look.

Urban Simplicity

A poem and a picture…


Awaken


Sometimes,

when I think everything is going along as planned,

it’s not.


Sometimes,

when I feel I’m becoming more self-aware,

I’m not.


It’s self-righteousness.


Sometimes,

I forget to feel.

To really feel.

To look around.

To look at what’s right in front of me.


Sometimes,

when things are going smoothly

there is roughness ahead.


Sometimes,

things are a test.

A test of morals.

A test of character.

A test of faith.


Sometimes; sometimes,

sometimes…


I’m really asleep.


But it is love.

Passion.

Compassion.


These things awaken me;

make me alive.


Sometimes,

it comes unexpectedly 

and in unlikely ways.


And yet sometimes,

it scares me,

makes me uncomfortable.


But this is good.


It gives me hope.