February 17, 2012

Missed Delight
::5 Minute Friday::

This Week's Word: Delight


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She walks past the wall with the paintings on it.  How does she not see them?  How does she miss them?  She just keeps walking, refusing to notice beauty in the moment.




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The man walks past the musician in the subway.  How does he not hear it?  How does he miss its pitch and tempo?  He just keeps walking, refusing to notice the beauty in the moment.




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The mother walks past the child giggling in a hurry to complete the laundry.  How does she not join in?  How does she miss the delight?  She just keeps doing, refusing to notice the beauty in the moment.



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The climber hikes right past the rarest of flowering blooms, the kind people pay thousands of dollars to see for 60 seconds.  How does he not see its color?  How is the scent lost on him?  Focused on the destination, he just keeps climbing, refusing to notice the beauty in the moment.


The thankful one shreds cheese.  She pulls out her camera, her hammer that is, to drive a single nail of thanksgiving into that  moment.  She snaps a shot of cheese curls in the warmth of sunlight through the window.  She sees.  And she is thankful.  Thanksgiving to the good-God.  And He delights.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow - that was awesome! I have been guilty of missing opportunities for delight.

    "The mother walks past the child giggling in a hurry to complete the laundry." I don't want to be that mother.... thanks for the reminder!

    Oh, and off topic - I love your social icons :) I have the same ones, but I can't figure out how to put them on my page lol

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    1. Thank you, Gidget! :) I have missed many as well, but am now missing less as I pursue intentionality in the moment. Not perfect BY FAR, and never will be. I am on this progressive road right along side of you! :D

      Also, I'd be happy to email you the html coding that is used and directions to be able to use your social icons! :)

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  2. amen nice post...thanks for sharing your 5 minutes today..blessings

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    1. Thank you, Soraya, very much! I enjoyed hopping over to your blog and reading some of your notes. Good words. :)

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