Monday, July 5, 2010

Life Itself is Grace

"Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." Frederick Buechner

I was just over at the Well of Creations ( Robin, a friend from Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Lessons class) and she had posted this quote. Isn't that just the most beautiful, most true thing ever? "Life Itself is Grace" I almost want to tattoo it across my heart because I so often forget that. I get so caught up in the minutiae of life, worrying about dishes and work and laundry, that I forget to look around at the ineffable beauty of life. I'm blessed that I have a husband who reminds me to breathe, that there is time to do those things but also to relax and enjoy the moment. I wish he had been around earlier, when I often was so busy doing, I forgot about being.

Getting back into art, painting and creating, have helped me look at the world differently, as well. I am trying to see through the eyes of art, to notice the shapes, colors and smells. To think with my creative heart, not necessarily my linear brain. It's working somewhat. With every painting I create, I get a little better at it. So today, while I have lots and lots to do, I'm going to take it a moment at a time. I need to sit and have coffee with Dan, savor the morning. And tackle each chore today with grace.


  1. Hi, I'm following you and SO GLAD you came out to play with us!! This is a safe bunch of fly girls, so blessed to be part of this awesome group. Your Blog is so cute - forget the dishes ;-)

  2. Thanks so much for the encouragement. I have started by fan page and hope to have it completed soon.

  3. Beautiful post... and SO true! We do need to take those moments to enjoy our ordinary.

    I actually have a blog link party that people can do just that. Take a moment to see the beauty we are blessed with and make a blog post about it. Then you can link your post to my blog so everyone can visit! Love to have you join in. I do it the 1st of every month and you can submit a link until the 7th of every month.

    Glad to hear you are 'out of the closet' as you said on the FB discussion! :)

    Your Fellow Flyer... Jennifer

  4. Thanks Jennifer for the comments. I will have to go over to your blog and check it out. I'm so excited that I'm learning all these cool things....

  5. Besides love, there is nothing better than grace. Where i would be without it???

    Thank you for coming over to visit me, i am following you and excited to see you blossom:)

  6. Hello there. Thank you for being a follower on my blog and wasnt KRR Flying Lessons fabulous? I look forward to seeing what you create. Louise. :-)

  7. Your words are lovely...nice to meet you!