Friday January 18, 2013
Isn't that an awesome concept...a wayside sacrament?
Sacraments here and there, scattered along our way to remind us of beauty and, most of all, of Truth. Hang on for the quote!
I'm linking up with Susanne of Living to Tell the Story today to count the blessings of the week -- Friday's Fave Five.
Here are my favorites from this week:
1. Wedding plans. Oh, what fun! Even though I have to enjoy from afar, it's great to get texts like: "We tasted cakes today!" and to see pictures.
2. Students who work. Oh, they don't all really want to work, but it's great to see some of them take hold of a project -- like a research paper -- and make it their own.
3. My lunch bunch. It's a room full of teachers. I do love the people I work with!
4. Watching my son parent. That's the wonder of smartphones. The great pictures and videos...watching Aiden in his "big boy bed" for the first time. (He looked at the rail on the side and said, "It's not gonna work." At first I thought he meant the side rail wouldn't go up and down like his crib rail did...but after today's report, I think he was saying it would not be successful in keeping him IN!)
5. A quote:
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Too often, we don't see those beautiful things. In the sameness of winter (or even the sameness of South Florida), we look right past everyday beauty. I love this quote. It reminds me to look for that cup of blessing. And it leads me to the Source.
Wishing you beauty -- God's handwriting -- this week,