Mesa Moment #27: Playing in the Rain

September 29, 2011

One of the many reasons I am thankful for my kids– they make me pause and see beautiful moments in my daily life AND they remind me of how the simplest things can bring so much joy.  This Mesa Moment took place a few weeks ago on a rainy afternoon.  My kiddos needed to get a bit of energy out so we headed outside with umbrellas and played in the rain.  As you can guess, the umbrellas were barely used because it is way too much fun to just get wet some days!  
After stomping around in puddles and floating leaves down streams on our driveway, the sun came out and brought with it a scene full of radiant light reflecting off our driveway and street. 
A moment with the umbrellas!  Note their sopping wet clothes!

Sun reflecting off driveway

Sun reflecting off our street

What simple moment makes you pause and notice the beauty of our world and brings great joy?

This post reminds me of one I wrote years ago:   Proper Alignment of Priorities

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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