It’s the little things

November 25, 2009

Some days it is the smallest, simplest things that have opened the door to the Sacred for me.  Today was one of those days.

-A day at home with Chris, Brady, and Abby
-Turning Brady’s big-boy bed away from the wall, and hearing him get so excited that he can “get in two-sides now”!!!!  Oh the joys of childhood! 
-Cleaning out and organizing Brady’s room and closet.  
-Snuggling with Abby
-Laughing at how Abby turns her head 90 degrees to make sure she can make eye-contact with you when she sits in your lap.  I love those blue eyes!   
-Great conversation with Chris about our values, dreams, and goals
-Several phone calls with my sister-in-law and best friend, Musick.
-Talking to my older brother on the phone (a rare treat!)
-Talking to my grandad on the phone
-Reading by the fireplace with Chris

These small, beautiful moments are so life-giving for me!  They remind me of all the love, joy, and hope I feel in this world!  So, today, I am thankful for these tiny “holy pauses” in my life that remind me of the little ways God loves me! 

What are the small, beautiful moments you are thankful for today?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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