Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ordinary Miracle

The days are thick with haze, and sunlight speckled with pollen flurries. The leaves are inward, almost upside down as they are tossed about on the hot breeze. The clouds are cumbersome, heavy with humidity and the clammy hot dampness is on every surface. I sat by the brook which due to the rain has a flow again - but not for long as the heat of the day puts it to rest. The water reaches as far as it can until it it can't stretch any further.
Life is like that some times - stretching ourselves until there is nothing left and we have to rest, stop and wait for the next energy flow to sustain us and move us along. And those sources are every where. I find the first source is my core, my essence that is resilient and truthful and always has motivation to continue. I am surrounded by many external energy sources - love and laughter, music and books, nature and food, wine and water, oh and so much more. Each providing sustenance - nourishment - hope - peace- beauty - strength - power - passion - and I need only be open, vulnerable, truthful, and take no more than I need. Sounds so simple. And most days it is. There are times when life's challenges seem larger than every resource available to me - that's because some times things have to be broken down in to doable increments. I forget that at times.
And so like the brook, which is so sluggish and drained. It has reached as far as it can and now must wait and believe and have faith that the energy will flow again - that it will move along and clear and build momentum. That all that it needs will be provided.

I heard a saying once, "Don't give up five minutes before the miracle happens"



I hope you enjoyed the song. One of my favorites.

Peace and miracles
Gail

17 comments:

Eileen said...

I like that song too, and to me it's so true about the ordinary miracle of ordinary days.
This was a nice post, you sound very reflective.
It's nice to come here, you always seem to be counting your Blessings no matter your situation.
Beautiful.
All the best,
Eileen

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Yours is a most special gift - the expression of the heart, the spirit of the soul - in beauty, in TRUTH. YES, this moment, this hour, this day, THE MIRACLE!! Thank you for its celebration!

Your visit to APOGEE Poet - a response is posted.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

What a wonderful post, Gail…and oh, so true! Your opening is just terrific, almost more a parable than metaphor:

"The water reaches as far as it can until it it can't stretch any further. Life is like that some times - stretching ourselves until there is nothing left and we have to rest, stop and wait for the next energy flow to sustain us and move us along."

You have simply echoed that wonderful advice from Isaiah: "…they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Waiting is the key—allowing time to fulfill and renew, finding the patience. But not just waiting for waiting's sake—but waiting in faith and belief in the process; waiting with purpose. Such waits never go unrewarded.

Gail said...

Hi Grizz-


Wow, comparing my words to Isaiah!! "hank you". and your expressions and immediate understanding is so refreshing and so beautiful, YOU are a beautiful soul and I am SO glad I found you.

Love and admiration
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

Hi ROse Marie

"Thank you" SO much for your heartfelt and kind words to me. es, this day, a miracle, yes, a celebration.

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

Hi Eileen-

So nice to see you and I SO Appreciate your loving words to me. I always or almost always find the balance as life unfolds.

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

PENolan said...

I must be more fragile lately than I thought. I'm getting tears at a pig.

Wanda said...

This world is full of people that go, go, go...never stopping to reflect where they've been or going...just impatient...stretching themselves to the breaking point...never learning to be flexible and patient...life is stressful sometimes and we all need little breaks in our days to appreciate the ordinary miracles of our lives...
Smiles to you Gail,
Wanda

Gail said...

Hi Wanda-

I see so many people pushing themselves - such stress. I am happy that I know and experience ordinary miracles. Always so nice to see you.

Love to you
Gail
peace....

Gail said...

Hey Trish

I love your words and your reactions. You are so amazing. And I love you.
Gail
peace.....

Wanda said...

Hi Gail...I saw your comment at Eileens...so I'm answering for her...she won't mind...we're neighbors in the "Village"...which is open to all...you are part of it already Gail, we're just a group of bloggers that visit each other often. :)

Take care,
Wanda

Gail said...

Hi WAnda-

"Thanks SO much" I love that I am one of the 'Villagers'.

Love to you
Gail
peace......

Aly Beth said...

Definitely one of my favorites too!

~Aly

Gail said...

Hi Aly Beth

So nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog. I went over to your as well. :-)

Love and peace...
Gail

anne partain said...

Hi Gail, I can relate to the reflective quality of this post. When I wait at the end of my knowing and doing, that is when I receive the greatest gifts. Love to you.

Gail said...

Hi Anne-

So nice to see you. I appreciate your thoughtful comment.

Love to you
Gail
peace.....

dyanna said...

Nice...I like it..