So I broke a rule today.
You know that rule about not running with scissors? Yeah, I broke that one.
You see, I was inspired by beautiful prose and just had to go find some wildflowers.
Even in the rain.
Sometimes you stumble upon beauty and sometimes you have to go chase it.
So off I went mismatched in pink running pants, a teal rain jacket and armed with scissors
The rabbits scampered away in surprise. They weren’t expecting company in the drizzling grey.
I was a girl on a mission. A mission to let whimsy be my guide.
Sometimes gifts are placed in your hands and sometimes you are compelled to throw on some running shoes to run into gifts.
Friend, your mission should you choose to accept it, is to daily, intentionally chase gifts. Because if you are armed with thankfulness, bitterness can drip off you like little raindrops.
Eternity is soaked in moments like these. You start chasing wildflowers under sprinkling skies and moments later you’re knee deep in grace.
Grace, because who are you to hold a gift as fragile, yet resilient as beauty?
You are tangled up in a field of whimsy and you wonder if it’s just for you.
Step by step you shake off shame, breathe out anxiety and lay down fear.
Then you pick up beauty, pluck some wildness, clip off some joy and grasp it gently.
One foot and then another on the path of peace.
You hunker down on holy ground and inspect a delicate piece of sunshine.
It’s a natural rhythm of receiving and thanking, like breathing in and breathing out.
Serenity soothes an aching soul and you breathe deep draughts of delight.
Each is a gift that gives back. And the greatest gift? His face. A living gift with the sweet breath of heaven aimed straight for you.
Standing there you catch a glimpse of His face in wide open spaces. A place where you find yourself already known, desired and delighted in.
This is home out in sopping fields of tender flowers and brilliant color playing in pockets of light.
Saturated with wonder. Lost in a moment so humble in its simple hopefulness.
Sometimes whimsy takes practice, but don’t hesitate.
Always embrace the chase.