Monday, August 15, 2011

Sacred days...

"I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred,
I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

How does life become sacred, loaded and fragrant?  Does it happen when we think of it all as a gift from God?  Why the senses?  Ears to hear, eyes to see, noses to smell, lips to taste and hands to feel.  What are the sacred things that life has brought your way today?  Can you name them?

Hubby's smooth-shaven face on my cheek
Monarchs fluttering through the hot summer afternoon
Earthy stench of steers moving through the working corrals
Sweat running down my back
Dust blowing.
Purple morning glories climbing the wagon wheel
Baby smiles and soft cheeks to kiss
Heady, sweet alfalfa fields in full bloom
Youngest son's voice on the phone
A bear hug
Sun-kissed, wind dried sheets
Sour cherry pie
A fresh cup of black coffee
The sound of the sprinkler spraying over parched flowers
The Milky Way and all the stars shining clear and bright
A lightning fire, and then rain poured down
Thunder rumbling, lightning flashes, cool wind and the smell of damp earth
Now it's your turn!
The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
~Robert Louis Stevenson


  1. G'day Gumbo Lily. It was lovely reading what made you happy. My list goes like this.
    Hubby telling me my hair looked nice this morning. A patient in the hospital where I work a few days a week, telling me that it is nice to see a happy face. Our lovely little dog being so excited to see me when I got home from work this afternoon. Yes, today was a good day. Take care. Liz...

  2. Hugs, kisses, and smiles from grandchildren!

  3. The voices I love so much, bees buzzing around the sunflowers and cosmos, hugs from friends, words like these from you, Jody-friend.

  4. Love this post Jody! I slowly read through each of your items with a smile. Hmmmm...I'll add sunbeams streaming through the window; the feel of fresh, crisp fabric rolling off of a bolt; and the sweet crunch of a homemade waffle cone! Happy Tuesday Sweet Jody!

  5. Jody, you have a book inside of you. A book of beautiful thoughts and feelings with gorgeous paintings and pictures to accompany them. You are a blessing to me. Hugs, xxx

  6. Wonderful list Jody!
    I'll have a little go at it...
    a sweet bird chirping at the window.
    one lone hydrangea bloom in a vase on my table.
    Hearing the sounds of the high school band practicing a few blocks away.
    The sun shining brightly...
    Have a great Tuesday!

  7. Lovely thoughts I especially like baby smiles and soft cheeks to kiss.
    I will link back to you, I want to write this as my post today.

  8. Hmm.
    My daughter's hand in mine, as I drove her to her first day at college.
    My husband's voice as he shared his love of bees with a neighbor.
    The placid beauty of a cool lake.
    The dinner my mother prepared for all of us.

  9. The smell of warm earth in the air xoxo Clarice


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