“Let me seek, then the gift of silence, and poverty, and solitude, where everything I touch is turned into a prayer: where the sky is my prayer, the birds are my prayer, the wind in the trees is my prayer, for God is all in all.” ~ from THOUGHTS IN SOLITUDE by Thomas Merton
The day before yesterday I was replanting strawberry tops in a pot outside in hopes of growing some this year when I caught a glimpse of an earthworm off to the right. Struck by the beauty of the way its body moved by bunching up and straightening out, I put it on my finger and got a closer look before carrying it to the larger garden space.
The bluebirds are busily building their first spring nest in the house we put up for them last year. They have no knowledge of all of the outside news, they are just doing what they do in the spring: building and procreating. Seeing them each day is such a joy. I dreamed of bluebirds last night which was a nice thing to see in my sleep.
I had a funny thought last night before bed. I have been teased by my family about my tendency to [literally] hug trees. I really do love trees, especially the huge pine trees that line our property. I thought how great it is that in this time of physical uncertainty, hugging trees is still completely safe.
I say these things not in jest, but as a reminder to myself and anyone who might benefit. We have little messengers that God is with us, even in these times that feel so unsettling.
Where will you see God today?
So much love,