There are those moments that make us take stock of who we are and where our lives are headed. Some of them are sweet and we can hunker down and feel the blessing. Some of them are startling and throw us out of complacency and into the face of reality. Some of them just make us wonder, some remind us that there is more to life, some are painful and leave us wondering why we are so alone, and some bring home to us that we are not alone and never have been.
I like the ones that I can hunker down in and the ones that remind me of beauty. I need the ones that bring me up short and make me evaluate the path I’m on. And I love the ones that remind me I am not alone.
My horse has been corralled for more than a week due to an injury we are trying to heal and I’ve been reminded of what a character he is! He likes to see if he can open the gates, grabbing the chains and pulling them, just in case we may have left one that would give him his freedom. When that fails, he follows me around, or puts his head up over the guard rail to see where his buddies are or what we are up to.
We also spent a really pleasant evening with some good friends. Over some really good pizza, we just relaxed and shared conversation. Walking down the block, we wandered into an ice-cream shop and enjoyed even more, not only the ice-cream, but the company. What a blessing we found in such a simple get-together. It really is all about those little things in life.