In the Moment

June 23, 2010

in the generous life

My husband and I had an interesting talk this morning.  I think at the heart of it was a questing for what has value in our lives, but a part of the discussion delved into the joy of life, the everyday enjoyment of good things – relationships, work and play that we love, moments of adventure, etc.

Later in the morning my husband dragged me outside to show me a nest with three eggs in it.  We have a couple of very confused sandpipers (they are several hundred miles off course) that have set up housekeeping just down our driveway.  It was actually pretty amazing to see three eggs that look like rocks tucked into a couple of pieces of grass in the middle of a bunch of real rocks. (I can’t wait until they hatch!)

It took me back to our early morning talk.  These moments of adventure and beauty are like the sparkle of light on the waves, a dance of joy shining through our lives.  I am all for purpose and planning, but don’t let them rob you of the wonderful adventures that come with spontaneity, the opportunity of the moment.

I encourage y’all to look for those moments and share them with your husband.

Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.  Michael Vance

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Annie June 23, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Hey Lori, just an FYI. The birds are actually Killdeer. They look so much like sandpipers I thought that’s what they were when I first saw them. I live about 45 minutes from you and we have them here too! Enjoy them as they are such an interesting bird! Blessings!

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Pelijenn June 23, 2010 at 11:14 pm

“I am all for purpose and planning, but don’t let them rob you of the wonderful adventures that come with spontaneity, the opportunity of the moment.”

Exactly what I needed to hear this very moment. God used you again today. Thanks to you and Him.

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