My friend Lor! called me up out of the blue the other day to say, "You know how every once in a while you watch a movie that just really moves you? That just happened to me!" She had just seen the movie "Australia" for the first time and it really spoke to her...changed her...and she was excited about it.
That's exactly how I feel lately. Excited. Not specifically about a movie, a book, or anything else that tangible. Just excited. I'm excited about life and all that it is now and what is still to come. Mostly I am excited to be given the chance every day to live it! The other evening I was standing outside my wide open front door (which is just how I like it) and noticing the scene. For that moment, time stopped in my head and I took a mental snapshot and began listing everything I loved about that little tiny speck of a moment in my day. It looked like this:
car full of groceries behind me, chickens doing their thing all over the yard and on the front door step- scratch, scratch, look- scratch, scratch, look- POOP- scratch, scratch, look (oh, to be a chicken!) dog in pen barking at chickens, the aftermath of a two year old playing all over the house all morning which means a lot of obstacles in my path on the way to the five year old who is sitting on the toilet yelling, "Mommie, I'm DONE!!!", my arms full of bags, mail, backpack, purse, while two year old is begging, "Mommie, hold me" and teenage boys are texting, "What's for dinner?" and "What time will it be ready?"
And my list of what I loved about that moment:
It's life, and it's messy, and I LOVE it!