small pieces of joy

pieces of joy in each day

a reflection

on April 19, 2013

This really isn’t a ‘small thing’ post, but more of a time for reflection. The hubby is with the babe at home so I could spend some time alone drinking coffee and writing. This has become my sacred ‘me’ ritual whenever I have some time to myself, and I have come to realize it is so important!

There has been a lot going on in the past few days. Bombings, an explosion, political issues, on top of the daily crosses we all carry. It’s been mentioned a few times that it is difficult to stay positive when we are inundated with a lot of negative.

We are left to wonder if there is anything good left in the world.

I know that thought happens for many of us with our personal struggles on certain days. Where is the beauty in this life? As I was sitting here thinking of ways to be positive and look for the good, this song came on over the speakers at Starbucks.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They’re really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Let that sink in.

All the big bad things can hang over us like a rain cloud which hides the true beauty of the world. It’s the day to day, small things that speak the truth.

The beauty I saw today was in every little smile from my 6 month old baby. In the smile from the lady who just walked by. In the rain which will soon bring beautiful flowers. In the text message from my brother. In the pictures from friends on Facebook. In the words of my meditation book. In the hug and kiss from my husband as he walked in the door. In the unconditional love from my parents, in-laws, brothers, family, and close friends. In the communion of saints: knowing people in heaven and on earth are praying together for those in Boston and for each of our special intentions.

The world is good. People are good. We must let the sun shine through the rain clouds, for the sun is much warmer and brighter, and will always overcome the rain.

What is something beautiful you witnessed today?


2 responses to “a reflection

  1. Grandma says:

    You should get published!!! Wonderful timing, made me feel better as it sometimes is difficult to remember all the good things in life. You did a good thing to remind me of them, Love you lots, Grandma!!


  2. mom says:

    once agian you have made cry. I associate that song with you from the senior year end band video. Love you, mom


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