Hello February.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and good wishes after Friday’s post. I’m happy to report that Holly and Marc are both finally feeling more like themselves today … and me, well, I was glad to find myself in a favorite spot dark early this morning with a new view to three of my favorite people.

I thought today was the day to share about What’s Saving My Life Right Now … and nope, that’s tomorrow. I’m glad I have my list to share (and now I need to find another photo to go with it!)

After I wrote that list, I spent some time with new-to-me Ilia Delio’s The Hours of the Universe (Goodreads link) to find something to share with my Tuesday afternoon prayer group. I chose a few essays at random to read … whoa, these are good! … and ended up choosing one that closed with these words

To be present in the moment, heart and soul, attentive to the sounds of life in the midst of anxiety, laughter, sorrow, and wonder. Heaven opens where we are and invites us in as we are. The moral of the story is that grace is everywhere and love abounds, but it must be received and celebrated. This is the sacrament of everyday life.

Ilia Delio, The Hours of the Universe, p. 145

Hello February, I think I’m ready. Let’s do this!

23 thoughts on “Hello February.

  1. So glad to read that you’re all on the mend. And what a powerful quote. I love thinking about how important every moment is, despite how we MIGHT feel in any given situation.

    I’m excited to read your Wednesday post 🙂

    1. I’m looking forward to exploring more contemplative writing this year … love how much there is to celebrate in being right here right now!

  2. I am glad to hear that everyone is feeling better these days. And that quote — such a powerful illustration of being Present!

  3. What a wonderful quotation and thank-you for bringing it to us. I’ve made a note of the title too, and am off to have a look. I love the soft yellow of that pottery mug :).

    1. Ilia Delio is an author I’ve been hearing about, and I must say, the essays in this book are really approachable. Highly recommend!

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