Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 23 July 2013

When I keep my eyes open, when I keep my heart open, when I keep my mind open, treasures abound. It’s really that simple. Treasures are everywhere, all the time, it is only my closed-offness that prevents me from finding them.

Some of the treasures Life has blessed me with may seem silly. For instance, the clouds that seem to put on plays for me when I am out walking. Or the way Gracie readies herself to run Run RUN round and round the Wee Cottage when we return from our adventures BEyond. Perhaps even the silly kick I get from making my giraffe sculptures.

It’s easy to get too serious and BE sensible; even practical. Yet just by opening up a smidge from all that BEing a grown-up stuff, I’ve discovered wondrous treasures in the ordinariest every dayness of Life.

The thing I often forget about FINDING treasures is that they aren’t meant to hold and keep. They are meant only to deLIGHT, enJOY, and BE wondered at gladly. This is where I always, ALWAYS used to get lost, muddled, and frustrated.

Holding on too tight or even just holding on is NOT how treasure is meant to BE handled. It must BE held loosely, lightly, and lovingly, always with the openness of Letting Go.

Always… ALWAYS.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

Birds and squirrels and trees and clouds--ahhh! ;)