Mar 20, 2008

unexpected

There are people, places and things that normally encourage me. Not normally as in on a regular basis, but normally as in typically, usually, as in it doesn't surprise me to hear it from them/get it from them:

PEOPLE
my mom
my sisters
my cousins
Erica Sue
Doug [Yes, my therapist. I'm that girl.]

PLACES
East Cliff
the State Park exit ramp [there's an amazing view of the ocean]
Mount Hermon
Doug's office
Verve
Cannon Beach
that bench that overlooks Sea Cliff beach

THINGS
the Word
good books
coffee
music

Then there are the people and places I don't expect, the ones that catch me off guard, the ones for which I am unprepared. These experiences are such gifts, are so wonderful. I had one such experience today amidst the pre-Easter, pre-Isaiah Project frenzy and it turned a day that, if I were using previous days as predictor, I would have tended to be emotional and trying into one that has been full of joy and laughter.

Thank you dear friend.

2 comments:

lizzyashby&davidaaron said...

"but I felt a faint glimmer of happiness when I started...(you fill this in), and when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that hapiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt-this is not selfish but obligation. You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."
- Elizabeth Gilbert Eat Pray Love

Haley said...

1. Oh my gosh that's perfect.
2. I cannot wait to see you.
3. I cannot wait to see your mama.
4. I cannot wait to see Liz Gilbert.
5. I'll make sure I have plenty of coffee.