I’m sitting under the canopy of sunset sky… listening to the birds warbling, and drinking in each breath of cool spring air.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking…
Life holds so many unknowns.
So many things that can distract and consume and draw away from the real purpose and mission of living.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about living this year to the full.
To fullness overflowing.
Embracing the moment by moment beauty of life.
This past week I got an invite to sing with a local ensemble… it’s needless to say that I said yes—but something thrilled through me with that invite—purpose.
A chance to embrace life fully right here, right now.
I’ve spent most of my life living in the past or the future.
Sure, the past is good to grow from, and the future is flooded with the hope of dreams, but where is a better time to start living then now?
Living fully will look different for everybody.
For me… it’s singing… and spending time in nature… and pouring into friendships… and taking the time for little things like drinking an ice coffee on a morning walk, or drawing dreams under the sunset.
It’s reading… and having good conversations…
It’s laughing with friends… and recolouring school “no trespassing” signs with my students during math class.
It’s taking deep lungfuls of fresh air… writing words, even when the words won’t come… choosing forgiveness, and life, and love.
It’s reading good books… having the courage to get up and try again… giving a smile to someone who doesn’t have one… getting ice for yet another injured fourth-grader… and taking the time to whisper a thank-you heavenward for each second of life lived.
It’s savouring moments like this one where it’s just me and Jesus out in the evening after-glow.
Yes—truly living is wrapped up out of so many small things… big things… medium sized things…
It’s being fully present. Fully alive. Fully experiencing, embracing, and loving each moment as it comes my way.