a week of nows ~ #6

My word for 2018 is focus, which requires paying attention to the moment – the now. So, this year, I’ll be taking note of experiences I may have missed, without focus. Many may seem to be BGO’s ( blinding glimpses of the obvious), but hey, I might have missed them.

Here’s this week of NOWS:

sharing in sacred rituals;

trusting a friend with honesty;

remembering how generous asking for help can be;

spotting a speck of hope on a wall of fear;

the healing power of my really-ugly-cry, while deleting Mom’s number from my iPhone favorites list;

answering “YES!” when a child asked if my ‘fancy stick‘ had magic powers;

spotting a purple wildflower on the way to a friend’s burial;

getting to hug two of my GodChil’ren;

sharing coconut cake with friends (even if it wasn’t The Best) was great;

lingering with the questions ” what do the words Engage and Politics mean to you?”;

moments of genuine connection, in the midst of a crowd;

saying YES to a frightening invitation from dear St Francis by the Sea friends;

foody-talk with long time pals;

poetry at a Diocesan Convention;

realizing I can’t help a beloved heal faster, while wishing I could; and

how seeing Tom DElighted leaves me DElighted, tenfold.

What NOWS did you experience this week?