Grace Notes #4

Grace Notes #4


As a new periodic blog feature, “grace notes” will occasionally capture my jottings of incidental gratitude for sacramental moments in the shards of daily life. My hope is that this practice will make me (and you?) more aware of the constant flow of amazing good we are perpetually steeped in, which we are surrounded by all the time. It is here only asking to be noticed and amplified. See how all of life is poetry?

So now I am furthering my ongoing goal of appreciating such a continuous, overflowing abundance of random good. I’ve even taken photographs of some of them as shown in this post. My list continues with:

  • a 26 point cribbage hand to come from behind and win by a lot
  • soup on a snowy day
  • the new book shelf at the library
  • quinacridone gold
  • checking accounts
  • unexpected opportunities
  • dinner guests
  • God governing the combination of ideas
  • knitting lessons
  • French pastries
  • that power comes from good and not naughtiness
  • icicles
  • roasted beets with chickpeas and mint
  • rosemary garlic dressing
  • the squeaky sound of tulips in a vase
  • matter of fact answers
  • efficient customer service
  • Jesus healing the multitudes
  • exact standards
  • dedicated workers
  • glitch-free technology
  • craft projects for children
  • soaring eagles
  • a pay raise
  • up at 5am overcome with inspiration
  • folksongs
  • consideration
  • ruby tangerines
  • new hair cuts for both daughters
  • feeling heard
  • “Your decisions will master you whatever direction they take.” MBE
  • balmy weather
  • stick shift control over ice
  • paying off your credit card
  • new pastels
  • late night chats with your children
  • the aggressive golden light of a sunny dawn
  • everything cancelled on a snow day
  • salty pretzels
  • graceful transitions
  • praying during laps in an indoor pool
  • advance reader’s copies of books
  • public restrooms easily available
  • swiftly moving traffic
  • gentle breezes
  • coasting
  • chopped olive dressing
  • stripes of winter light on our wooden floors
  • art galleries
  • abstract frost patterns on cracked concrete
  • sisters
  • crisp french fries
  • spring break
  • the convenience of texting
  • thawing leftovers
  • visiting friends
  • using the shamrock Limoges Havilland china my grandmother bought for me when I was born

What’s on your list?

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I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

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  1. Deborah Dunne 7 years ago


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