Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Be in AWE

"In awe -"
a google search of the defininition of the word awe states:
"a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder"

or another definition . . .(by the way - I really, really like this definition):
"an overwhelming feeling of reverance, admiration,  fear, etc.,
produced by that which is
grand or sublime or fearful . . ."

How can you argue with something that is grand or sublime?
Those are such good words.

And each day that I awake -
I try to think of all that I have.
All the blessings that I am fortunate enough to enjoy.
And I don't mean the things.
Although "things" are wonderful -
and I am lucky and fortunate to have the things I need to be comfortable.
I have a roof over my head, comfortable furniture, clothes to wear, food to eat, a car to drive.
And I am grateful for those things.

But I am more grateful for those things that are "unquantifiable".
My ability to hear music - all sorts of music and to feel the rhythm to dance and my ability to raise my voice in song;
my ability to see all of the colors and miracles around me;
my ability to read and grow;
the miraculous movement of the earth - the growth - it's lifecycle;
my children and the miracle of life;
my family - near and far;
my friends and my support system.

I am in AWE.

Yesterday - hurricaine Sandy wreaked it's devastation across the East Coast.
And I find myself, once again, in awe -
 but this time the awe created comes more from fear.
The feeling of helplessness for friends that are far away and that were in its path.
To my knowledge - these friends are all ok.
But there are those that are not.
And some of the comforts of life have been taken away from many.

But I feel awe as I reflect on the power of thought and prayer.
And I am sending prayers out to all that were affected by the storm.

And although, the awe I feel over this storm is based in the more "negative" side of awe -
I choose to feel the "awe" that is based in the feeling of reverance and admiration.
For aside from the devastation - many have been spared and the power of the human spirit has once again triumphed.

Prayers and thoughts go out to all . . .



Giggles said...

Wow you expressed exactly how I am feeling as my head and heart are glued to the devastation....knowing how fortunate I am,praying others will find the comfort in the arms of family and friends while they rebuild!!

Hugs Giggles

Giggles said...

Beautiful artwork, your talent always amazes me!! The happy colors you use are always a pick me up!!

Hugs Giggles

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Hi, Laurie! It's always a joy to see your artwork and read your thoughtful posts. What a spectacular photo and sentiment. Amen, indeed. ♥

Christine said...

You have such a wonderful way with words....photos and art. You are blessed. We are blessed to have the opportunity to view your thoughts on you blog.