Do you live your life like a burning star? The stars don’t care who is watching or what their opinion is, they simple burn with a shining kind of grace, beautiful to see. Our lives maybe aren’t as long as a star, but we can burn with that kind of light too, even in the brief time that we have. We can live each moment to the fullest no matter how common the moment is.
I know I can get stuck in the “I don’t have enough time to get things done” frame of mind. I can find myself wishing I had time for this or that, when I simply need to live in the here and now. As the Psalmist says, “Weeping my endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
We didn’t do anything spectacular this weekend, but there were so many instances of simple burning grace. In the thick hoar-frost on the tall pine tree and the heavy fog we watched roll through the rows of round hay bales, in the visible breath of the horses and the warmth of their coats, in a walk under the clear blue sky, in shared meals after a long absence, in easy conversation with good friends, and in the pinks and oranges of the rising sun.