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I recently had this "moment of clarity," as it's often called.
It happened relatively early on a Sunday morning in Buffalo.
I was driving along the interstate with much on my mind: family issues, work pressures, worries about the state of the world, in general, you might say.
It was such a juxtaposition. On the one hand, I was SO happy because I got the chance to spend a nice hunk of precious time with my kiddo that weekend. And that, to me, is everything.
And, on the other hand (that rotten old other hand!) ... all this anxiety was welling up in me like Mt. Vesuvius about to KAPOW!
The pavement beneath me was bumpy and course; no doubt due to harsh NY winters beating it mercilessly. And the sky before me was so dark and imposing that, if it was a little chillier, I'd swear there was snow in them there clouds.
But as I pressed on, suddenly, the sky lit up like a million Christmas trees. It was autumn sunshine to the kerzillionth wattage, you dig?
Almost as if they'd been waiting for their spotlight, the trees lining both sides of the four lane highway danced in brilliant oranges and yellows. They were all but perfect; it was spectacular.
And that's when it happened -- I could almost reach out and touch it; so much so that it actually gave me goosebumps.
I felt -- you know -- Him. I suddenly got it.
Here I was, in the middle of all this beauty, on my way to see my favorite human ... and all I could focus on were the dark clouds and uneven asphalt.
I actually said out loud. "Right. I'm in the moment." And, at least for that brief instant; I was. Here's what:
Every day is its own beautiful gift, filled to the box rim with precious people and wrapped up in the magical moments shared with them, Capisce?
So, I grabbed that mental snapshot (it's not the one you see in the photo, that was from the previous day). I don't snap and drive, yo.
The point is, it was a sign. A reminder that, although there will always be clouds lurking, in the end, the sunshine prevails. He promised and I believe Him.
Enjoy all your moments today ... and everyday. #BeInTheMoment #LifeIsPrecious #EveryDayIsAGift #Pray #Peace