Friday, June 19, 2009

Knee-buckling Gratitude

Early morning sunshine through the trees
Kids - mine especially
left-over chicken wings
Jesus life story written in Mark's action packed way
Hydrangeas in vases given by a friend
Southern Living Magazine
Smell of exhaust
Light reflected on water
There's a line from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Milay, which since jr. high has met my need for words on days like today. "O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!" When my very soul so expands that to hold all this beauty in proves more than I can do, that one line is my mantra. My prayer of all-consuming praise for being alive and being me. And I know God is grinning like crazy when we take a minute or two and actually see, really see our world. Wow - he must really like us!
"O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!"
Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Kay Dew Shostak said...

folks are having problems leaving comments so I'm going to try.

Kay Dew Shostak said...

I think you have to be signed into your google account. see the box above post comment that says "comment as:" and make sure you're signed into one of those accounts. If you have to set up a google account it's easy and lets you comment on other blogs and things as well. hope that helps.

Ursula Schollmeyer Ashby said...

"smell of exhaust" ... yeesh, Kay ... that explains ALOT !!

Congrats on the journey this manuscript is taking you on ... know you will keep the Kay S. Fan Club posted ;)

Kay Dew Shostak said...

Thanks Ursula for the congrats and as for the smell of exhaust - not sure why I like it. oh well!

Jodie said...

'Cause you're a NASCAR fan at heart... And you long to write a book about it. :-)

Robert Shostak said...

wow - I believe you are right, Jodie.

Kay Dew Shostak said...

okay - so robert was logged in. last comment was from me -Kay