Sunday, September 9, 2012
Sunday's Simple Pleasures
"Sunday's Simple Pleasures". I decided that perhaps this would make for a great weekly posting! After all, this day of the week seems to hold a uniqueness that the others do not seem to possess, don't you think? Whether it's attending church services to get a weekly dose of inspiration and guidance from Someone greater than ourselves. Whether it's knowing that within a few hours of rising you can almost taste those pancakes or smell the aroma of coffee served at your favorite breakfast place. Or whether it's an early start, heading out to a flea market with anticipation of finding treasures as the thrill of the hunt just tickles you! There are so many reasons why Sundays bring such satisfaction. It opens our eyes to the minute details of the day!
My simple pleasure this Sunday???
*The stillness of the house as I quietly got dressed before anyone else stirred.
*The fact that my loved ones, though sleeping, are close at hand and I, alone,
can see the shadows of their presence from the previous day.
*The day in its waking moments with the light changing from the grey of dawn
to a clear and crisp brightness. Shooting random "spotlights" here and there
leaving me awestruck at the contrast between light and dark.
Today, I got to cherish those moments as I needed to get an early start. I was heading off to the flea market! Gingerly, I tip-toed down the stairs making sure I didn't land on the spots that creaked. Just as I neared the bottom, my eyes darted across the living room. What I saw was absolutely breathtaking! A bold stream of light, coming from an easterly window, shining brightly... and I mean, BRIGHTLY!... on the tabletop vignette. Everything else was cast in shadows except for the photo of my middle son when he was two and two old photos of my aunt and uncle.
See how the light made my uncle's photo look like a negative? There was no retouching of this. That was what I was privy to see while the rest of the world was just starting to stir. What a blessing to have witnessed nature's light show!
This might seem trite. This might even seem silly. But for me, these are the
unexpected moments I love! How about you? Did you take time to savour
the details of your day? I would love to hear about it!