Monday, January 24, 2011

Time makes noise

I rested Sunday afternoon while sitting in my chair.  But, the quietness of the room, made me aware of one thing.  The repeating noise.

The ticking of the clock, the small one, the one whose hands move.  It had been noticed earlier in the week.  I had planned to remove the batteries.

But, Sunday afternoon as I stretched out under my throw, (the ticking) became one of those "moments" meant for my attention.  The constant was a reminder of "great moments" pushing by, am I allowing myself to linger to acknowledge and recognize each one as grace gifts from God.

I will not be slipping the "life giver" out of the little clock.  The ticking will be used as a reminder that "each movement of the hand counts." 

These life giving moments have been given to me - to say thanks.
For my learning, drawing close and looking unto the
 "Giver of Life"
 and for seeing them written on paper.

180. the cheery chirp
181. the sooner than expected UPS delivery
182. rays of sunshine across the floor
183. new books by my chair
184. oldest loves his job
185. the warmth from my throw
186.  better yet the warmth radiating from sweethearts feet
187. youngest cleaning yards

188.  yellow roses in calloused hands
189.  listening ears of a caring doctor
190.  the swishing noise of the dishwasher
191.  the Wednesday night moon
192.  e-mails of encouragement

 193. flag waving outside the window
194.  humbled by prayers, bare feet & water
195.  Sunday rest for the whole family
196.  music to remind "to worship while I'm waiting"
197. grocery shopping on his way home from work
198.  laughter with my mother in law
199.  plans for time with a dear friend
200. new mother describing son's new words


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!

Jennifer said...

a beautiful list of thanks.
Laughter (with your Mother in law) is one we share. I noticed this week that laughter is a often repeated line in my weekly lists.

daniele @ domestic serenity said...

Beautiful list...such lovely gifts of grace.

Stopping by from Holy Experience (we have similar music on our blogs!)

~ Daniele

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Precious and such grace filled words... beautifully written
I love the cardinal banner. My husband's aunt loved cardinals and she said every time something wonderful happened to her she would look up and see a cardinal..she is now with the Lord, but when I see a cardinal I remember her and smile.
Great list!!

pam said...

I loved your list...especially the "yellow roses in calloused hands"...beautiful

Jan said...

Hello Karen, very insightful, and a joyful gratitude list. Love the photos too.
Blessings, Jan

myletterstoemily said...

this is just beautiful. i especially love that
you can laugh with your mother in law. not
many women enjoy theirs that much. i
adore mine!

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

Beautiful post! I am especially grateful for seeing the rays of sun too. They just make me feel more alive!

Rose said...

What a great reminder that each moment in time is precious!

Anonymous said...

Your post touches my heart and reminds me how precious each moment is. Blessings to you this week Karen.

Sue said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful thoughts, Karen,Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Sue

Derenda said...

Karen, Loved stopping by to see you!
Thanks for visiting and following me!

Southern Lady said...

Karen, thank you for visiting me at Southern Lagniappe, and for taking the time to leave a comment. I'm so glad it led me to your lovely "Places of My Heart."

Your pictures and sentiments are beautiful, and I look forward to reading more of your stories.

I hope you receive encouraging results from you tests, and your doctor can help you feel better soon.

I am going to add your "Places of My Heart" to my blog list and will be back to visit again.



Traci Michele said...

Thank you for your prayers for my nephew Gabriel Zachary. He was born last week.... here are pictures: