I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Singing to the Trees
I'm early so I park, roll down the windows and grab my book to wait for the ending bell.
The parking lot faces the playground and through the chain-length fence I watch pre-schoolers,
running around in pure, unbridled joy.
*Little girls with pigtails flying, skirts blowing in the wind.
*Little boys in cowboy boots and shorts, happily involved in a game of tag.
I watch them and I smile.
a girl, standing near the fence under the Bradford pear trees in full bloom.
She is raising her small fingers up towards the sky and singing!
Singing to the flowers.
~~And there it is; the secret to the joy.
~~As you know I've been reading the book One Thousand Gifts. Re-reading actually.
In the book Ann shares how she discovered that the secret to joy is in thankfulness,
couting God's blessings all around us.
~~And there on the playground I see that the joy is so easy when we are young.
The curiosity of children is a natural expression of thankfulness.
They see. They marvel. They linger.
Maybe that's why Jesus told us to be like little children.
~~As I drive away from the school yard my heart sings its own song, not to the trees,
but to the maker of the trees.
including Spring flowers
and little girls.