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A tree moment

Today I love the possible moments that fill each day with their wonder and joy. I love that I discovered long ago that one can stop and look at a moment and see the beauty in it no matter what moment in what day it might be. I love that I  keep rediscovering this, because I forget that it is possible when the world rises up around me and threatens to cave in on my tiny spot of sanctuary and that always makes me put my head down and look to future moments and strive to get there, to rise above the towers of life’s burdens. I love that when I do rediscover the secret magic of every moment being beautiful I feel comforted and strong, and each time I rediscover this I know I will be back again soon, that I will remember and some day I will use the beauty of each moment to rise up and prevail. I love that, for now, the rediscovery is one of the more beautiful things imaginable. I love that in this moment right now I am doing what I love most, dwelling on beauty in my heart and in my soul and sharing it with any who would seek it in the words and thoughts of others.

Today I love that last night I was the MC at a toy drive that kind of got a little crazy in the best ways possible. A very good man named Gerry Barret performed as Ojibway Elvis. Then near the end of the entertainment Roote’s Gas Bar, a local business, offered to match the sales of raffle tickets and those raffle ticket sales were already well over $400. And then the local band chief donated $500 to the toy drive personally. And then the young man who won the 50/50 draw donated his winnings back and that was over $350. I love when I can be a part of a fire so warm and good that it rages out of control in loving ways. I love that I got to be a part of this fire.

Today I love that the old tree out front is supposed to get its lights on today and although it’s taken me a couple of tries already and there has been no success yet, I’m feeling confident about today because I have help this time. I love that today is the day that I’m planning on replacing my old sewing machine. I love that so much is going on in my world that I can barely keep up, ’cause when I do keep up with my world and my beautiful moments, I feel like I am prevailing still.

Today I love drinking coffee while I contemplate the lighting up of that old tree. You’re gonna shine with holiday spirit, dammit! 😉