Delight in the present moment!

October 9th, 2012 | Posted by Sr. Mary Valerie Schneider in Uncategorized

Look around today and enjoy the beauty of fall.

As I sat here looking out the window at the night sky, just still light enough to see cloud formations, I noticed a giant footprint in the sky, but before I could type this sentence, it disappeared. What if I hadn’t looked out at that precise moment?  I would have missed an opportunity to smile at creation—actually in union with creation, because everything in the universe is interrelated. I had so many opportunities today to smile with creation.

As I got into the car this morning I saw five deer running through the meadow. Going out the driveway, I was stopped by three huge wild turkeys. A half mile down the road strutted eight “teenage” wild turkeys, perhaps of the same fowl family. Then I saw what I thought were flares. Instead they were ordinary road signs on which the red sun was beaming.  Awareness of the present moment opens up delight.

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  • Sr. Marilyn Marie says:

    This tree at the Provincial Center in the picture above was absolutley amazing when we left the office yesterday. We are so blessed to have many of these “beauty spots” on our campus. Thanks for reminding me not to miss them.

  • Sr. Susan Kusz says:

    This summer I was at a workshop in PA where the speaker invited us to take moments to practice “pure awareness” … just to NOTICE … to see … without thinking … analyzing … extrapolating … whatever. Just to notice and absorb the goodness that is all around us. It’s a wonderful contemplative practice!



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