Tonight I decided to color. Peter bought me some nifty colored pencils for Valentine’s Day, ones small enough I can slip into my purse. During my wedding, Christmas, and afterwards I had been given adult coloring books, which I have found to be amusing as I gave all my bridesmaids similar coloring books this fall.
I picked up the first picture I could find from my coloring collection. It was given to me by a friend of mine. As I began to color, I began to appreciate her thoughtful gift. These simple sheets of paper with butterflies on them, which she knows I love.
And the words kept running through my mind: It’s the little things. If you blink, you will miss them. And then they’ll be gone. Over and over I had this run through my head, and decided this is what I need to write about tonight.
So often in life we experince waves of emotion, or experiences that keep us from remembering the little things that people do for us to assist and brighten our journey. Tonight as I colored, I thought about how much joy my friend had hoped I would experience in coloring these butterflies. I thought about the time it took her to copy these pages. I thought about her bringing them in her car for miles just to give them to me.
It’s the little things…
These pencils Peter gave to me to color with…
If you blink, you will miss it…
I am simply appreciating tonight how much I have been given. And by doing so, I feel like I am coming back into right relationship with myself and with those around me .
So often, society asks us to run around all day to keep up with the Jones’s. What if the opposite is true? What if what we really need to do is rest, open up to what we already have, and give gratitude? What if this is the key to finding true abundance within?
Take a moment tonight and look around you. Look for the smallest thing you may have overlooked in your experience. Thank the person that made it possible, even if only in your mind. Even if it was you who made it possible.
Tonight, I thank my friend who gave me these pages, and I thank Peter who gave me the pencils to color with. I thank Spirit for reminding me to rest and relax and color.
All that I need is here, now.