Thursday, October 16, 2008

Moments of amazement

Do you ever have moments when you find yourself truly amazed? Do you ever feel amazed by the blessings in your life? Amazed by the beauty of our Earth? Amazed by your feelings of love and gratitude?

It happens in a moment, when something catches you off-guard and it forces you to take a step back and say, "Wow."

I had one of those moments last night. I was driving to see Krissy at Rise and Wine (yes, I know I already mentioned that in today's earlier post). But I forgot to mention this oh-so-important-part.

I was driving to the coffee shop...not speeding or anything, but slightly annoyed I hit a red light. I was thinking about how long I could hang out with Krissy, so I could stop at the grocery store and then get home and not miss much of the debate.

Then my light turned green, and I proceeded up a hill. Then I came to a clearing (the overpass over the freeway), but there in all its glory was a beautiful harvest moon peeping over the horizon. In that moment, I truly appreciated the beauty of that moon, wondering if others were slowing down to notice it too. The moon was full and almost orange. It was beautiful -- our world is beautiful, Although I'll see many more beautiful harvest moons in my life, I'll never see the moon exactly the same way as I did in that moment.

I let go of my to-do list and arrived at the coffee shop ready to enjoy some moments with a friend.

1 comment:

  1. I know just what you are talking about.The cruise Jimmy and I went on in June, We saw the sun setting, and the moon, riseing close to the equator, and it was beautiful the colors were breath taking.To be, out in the ocean and see something like that it was so pretty.!!! What a beautiful world God has created for us to enjoy.


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