Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Take this Day

The Lord has given and smile at the softly creeping fog as it flows over pastures like pale molasses and pools and swirls across the creek. Take the quiet that it brings along, muffling highway sounds and silencing the trains...at least a little....and enjoy the softness of the morning. Take the sleepy sounds of daybreak, blue jay, puppy play, caterwauling cat-on-the-porch demanding instant breakfast. Hold them close to happiness somewhere at the edges of your heart.

Take the cows emerging earnestly from the eerie early mist, on their way to yard and stable, eager for the added feed they will find awaiting there. Love them, for they are lovable in the clean-cut, functional way of animals, love their secrets and their puzzles. They may not love you back but they trust you...you can love that you have earned that from them.

Take the sun struggling to find its way through low-lying clouds and then bursting through in all its glory. Love the cool and calm of dawn as it gives way to the jangling business of morning. Let it seep into your heart and make it leap for joy.

We may be facing an early fall on top of a summer of drought and disaster. There may be a hard and worrisome winter in the offing. Some folks are saying so and the signs are right for all of that bad news.

But take this day and love it as it leads you. It is still high summer yet and wonderful with it.


Woodswalker said...

I believe you have found the secret of happiness, a grateful and mindful heart. Thank you for this beautiful reminder about the blessings that surround us.

Alouise said...

Love you daughter. Your heart is so huge and faithful to your calling. Peace be with you. Mom

Terry and Linda said...

Yes, early fall, long, hard winter...all the signs are here also. I don't think I'm ready!

Lovely post!


lisa said...

Peace sister!!! Love You !!!!

Cathy said...


This is so beautiful that it seems it would have to be a quoted passage from a beloved nature writer . . .

. . except that I now know not to be surprised anymore by your luminesce prose.

Floridacracker said...

Beautiful 3C!

threecollie said...

WW, thank you so much for your kind words. yesterday was a morning of peace and comfort and I was truly grateful for it.

Mama, your kind words mean a lot to me. Thank you, I love you too.

Linda, thanks...how am I not ready? Let me count the ways. Hardly anything put by for winter, not enough wood. I hate winter...have I mentioned that I hate winter? lol

Lisa, thank you dear, and I love you and all of yours as well.

Cathy, thank you so much. As always your kind words mean the world to me and inspire me as well. Take care!