Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Day

Linking up with Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sunday

"Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed." Mary Oliver 

Most days are pretty typical....nothing major happens...just everyday kind of stuff....no biggies....no extraordinary 'kapow' kind of things. 

But it's those normal daily moments......like when the kids clean the dishes without being asked.....or going for a hike in the hills and spotting a blueheron in flight......or a friend calling to say they care.  Those things are the best.

I used to feel restless....always needing to keep moving. I used to feel that life had no purpose....and me...no value. Now... because of His peace....and the touch of His gentleness on my life......I can stand wherever I am and feel amazingly happy and 'blessed.'

Everyday is another day to kick back, take in a breathe, trust that He's got a plan and live my best life.

Things change...people change....but He never does. It doesn't matter what happens...what the day has in it....because He's there.....in my corner.....now.....and for always.

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches over me.......


35 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

It's amazing the feeling he gives us, if we only let him... wishing you a wonderful week-end..xo HHL

joybug56 said...

You said: I used to feel restless....always needing to keep moving. I used to feel that life had no purpose....and me...no value. Now... because of His peace....and the touch of His gentleness on my life......I can stand wherever I am and feel amazingly happy and 'blessed.'............... Oh how I can relate to that, for it is a complete description of me....learning to be still and let God be God, learning to be quite all has been a difficult journey for me but an "eye of understanding opening moments" for me...He is faithful to reach down deep inside of us and bring to the surface a truth of the "moment" of 'not being still" and why !!! Enjoyed your post this a.m.

Wanda's Wings said...

Sweet peace. Nothing beats it. Have a great weekend.

Annesphamily said...

Ah...the good life with phamily! I truly love it! I would not want for anything else. Enjoy this beautiful peaceful weekend. Love and Hugs to you! Anne

Lynn said...

Hi, I too can relate to this post. Regarding the "restlessness" inside me. Yet, just reading your beautiful, gentle words, I could feel HIS peace and yours come through loud and clear. Simply stated but oh so profound! Thank you for sharing. Blessings,
Lynn

Mevely317 said...

Somedays, Sarah, I'll read your words and feel you've read my mind ... your message is meant for me.
Today is one of those times ... thank you!
Have a very blessed weekend!
Myra

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Oh Sarah. This beautiful and thought provoking post could not have come at a better time for me. I have been much too busy lately and I MUST slow down and take it all in.
Hugs and blessings, Sue

Ginny said...

I love that song, but unfortunately I always associate it with the old cop show Baretta, because that was the theme song!

Betsy said...

I need to be reminded that God is always constant. Thank you! And thank you for posting the song-- it's one of my favorites.

Saleslady371 said...

I was thinking this morning about how frail we human beings are, uncommitted and flaky but how the Lord is always the same, so powerful, loving and steadfast!

Joan said...

Beautiful, Sarah...yes Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Brenda said...

Beautiful post. Everyday is a gift. And I am thankful for that peace.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

AMEN!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful post! It is so wonderful to enjoy the peace that only he can give.

Gayle said...

I wrote something very similar. Spirit leading in honoring the everyday. Love the picture of the girl on the top, so went with the post.
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

From Tracie said...

Those small, daily moments really are the best.

God's peace is such a blessing, and knowing that He has a plan brings so much peace.

Finally Free said...

Love this :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Colleen said...

It is always the little moments. Love that quote from Mary Oliver.

Philip Verghese'Ariel' said...

Great Thoughts!
Very well and beautifully put it
Yes, He Never Changes!
Keep posting
Best regards

Pamela said...

I've never read that quote. How true...one for the journal!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What lovely and encouraging words for all of us on this Spiritual Sunday. Thank you.

char72 said...

The song is perfect for the theme of this post. It is so comforting to know that He never changes and He watches over me. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

leavesnbloom said...

Thanks for this Sarah - it's beautifully written.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes and Amen...and this very song has been playing in my head recently. Sometimes all that is needed is to stand...isn't that so true, and He does the rest.

Whidbey Woman said...

Just beautiful, sister.

Madame Wildflower said...

"Things change...people change....but He never does."

This ending quote is SO true, and yet, I need to be more grateful for it, and realize that He (the Lord) is always there for me.

You are such a beautiful Writer, Nikki. :)

~Madame Wildflower

Anita Johnson said...

I absolutely love the quote on your post..."Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed." Mary Oliver it seems we are all so busy, that we don't take the time to appreciate His blessings, even the small ones that surround us on any given day. Love the song too.

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful post and so true of me also- God is giving that peace and continually surprises me with what the day will hold. Today we went for a day trip in the mountains and ended up playing search and rescue to someone who was lost hiking. It was amazing!

be blessed
mary

Michelle said...

Thank you for the encouragement that His eye is always on me no matter where I roam.

It's been a long time since I've heard this song.

Karen said...

I draw strength from the great songs of the faith! Thanks for sharing.

Cherie Hill said...

This was a VERY powerful reminder for me today sister! Thank you!
Blessings,
Cherie

DAREL JAVIER said...

thank you so much... :)

Glenda said...

He IS our Restorer, Redeemer . . . Your words are a beautiful reminder of His presence in the "little" things in life! I love the song which so powerfully reminds us that He cares.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment!

Noelle said...

Amen girl!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a good lesson for me, I do complain about being bored when I need to do what you said!!