Saturday, December 7, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 7 December 2013

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. [Bradley Whitford]

I am NOT sure this speaks to gentleness in waiting, but it absolutely fits me this morning. I have spent an inordinate amount of my one precious Life waiting. Without any gentleness whatsoever.

I am coming to see that waiting is NOT what I’d long thought it to BE. In fact, I think sometimes waiting is like holding my breath. Why wait when Right Now is Right Here?! Why NOT live and fully inhabit this one moment?!

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.  [Anne Lamott]

Every morning I wake up and I write. I am NOT writing anything special or even anything at all. I am writing. Chopping wood. Carrying water. Living my Life.

All I need DO is show up and DO it.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

There can be something tantalizing about waiting...and so much one can do in the meantime...before the delicious reward might arrive. But, you are so right, if the reward or the outcome steals away today...then things are off balance and you are missing out. Even standing waiting in line can be quite an entertaining people watching session. Being stuck in traffic can be a gifted time for daydreaming or puzzle solving or self-reflection or singing. Loved this post!