Mesa Moment: Snow

February 16, 2010

The newest Mesa Moment in our lives came in the form of five inches of snow on Friday.  This is a very rare treat for this Louisiana gal.  This moment marks the third time in my life that it snowed in the town I where I live.  Once occurred when I was in second grade in Louisiana, and  the second time was last March in Georgia. 

The snow came after several extremely busy weeks, and it served as a catalyst to make us stop, relax, and soak in the moment.  On Monday, I felt rested and ready for the week mainly because I took the time this past weekend to rest and to play.  We soaked up every second we could of this beautiful “Mesa Moment”.   Chris kept telling me I was like a “kid at Christmas”. 

 
Snow just starting to fall
 
The blanket of snow on Saturday morning
 
Our trees in the back covered in snow
 
We lit the fire-pit and roasted marshmallows and made s’mores with our neighbors! 
 
Oh Yes!  We made a snow-man complete with a “Who Dat!” flag in one hand and LSU flag in the other!
 
A rare photo opportunity: We are both in the picture!!  
I learned a huge lesson from my dad in watching him take “Mesa Moments” all his life.  I learned to slow down, to pause, and to enjoy the moment that God has put in front of me!  These moments always bring forth something deeper within me. 
Is there a “Mesa Moment” in your life you need to take advantage of? 
Are you feeling the urge to slow down, pause, and play?  Perhaps, this is your spirit saying you need a break…give yourself permission to take one and to rejuvenate!

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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