I woke up today to the most beautiful sight – a sweet little yellow bird was perched on the tree just outside of my kitchen window just a chirping away. I watched it for over five minutes and then took a rather sad picture of it with my phone (I chose not to post it because it was so poor). I doubt I could have captured the beauty of it with my camera, even if it had turned out well. Honestly, it began my Sabbath is a miraculous way.
Even in mid-January, amid the leafless trees and dormant grass, we find new life singing to us. I believe we take these daily “new births” for granted. Think about it – God literally gives us new life every day when we awake in the morning! A new day to live and breathe! A new opportunity to grow, to love, to live! That little yellow bird simply demonstrated to me the newness of my own life – the life I take for granted.
I found this inspirational quote and thought it spoke volumes to what my life has tended to be. How often I have dwelled on yesterday instead of enjoying the gift of today. What would my life look like if I “inhabited” (yes, I LOVE the use of that word!) my moments? Tomorrow will be here soon enough so I think I’m going to enjoy the NOW. New life is here, now, and it’s a tremendous gift I need to stop squandering. Yes. Today. I’m ready to inhabit my TODAY!