This morning, as I concluded my prayer time, a large bird landed in my backyard. As I watched the bird, a second one walked out from behind a bush. I had about a 20 minute period of watching the birds and making sure all three cats shared in the joy.
After the birds disappeared to the other side of the house, I pondered God’s blessings. How many things do we take for granted each and every day? How often do we live in our minds, lost in thought, our attention drawn to some TV show, movie, or game. How often do we miss all the amazing beauty that surrounds us.
I imagine that when we spend time living in the moment, we are rewarded with many small blessings throughout our day. I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of time in my head. The self-isolation of the last few months hasn’t helped. So today I make a commitment to try and live more in the moment; to try and stay in the present. In the Bible, Jesus tells us that he came to help us live life to the fullist, and I think this fullness begins by living more fully in the present each and every day.
Spent some time today with the Holy Spirit seeking God’s blessings in the little things. Ask him to help you stay in the present, to help you be more aware of his blessings throughout the day. Spend some time asking God’s forgiveness for all the blessings you have overlooked, and thank him for his faithfulness and his goodness.
Ms. Debra D Weldon, O.P., MTS