Today is a new day. Not new as in things from yesterday are forever gone replaced with what is here today - no today is just new. Different. Some things from yesterday still linger. I was reminded of this early this morning when at that very instance that you wake up and things are just beginning to come into focus and you realize...yes it's still me I'm still here, this is the same place I was last night and oh yes that little part of my heart that has some extra stirring...yes it's still there.
I wish this picture could fully capture what the moon looked like Saturday night on my little Santa Barbara escape this past weekend. The sunset was changing colors and for a few brief moments was casting shades of pink towards the East. I walked to the other side of the wharf to see this view and there was the full moon hung in all its glory. The valet had already pulled my car around but I asked them to hold it so I could run over and catch a picture of it.
Sadly it doesn't do it justice. It was gorgeous in it's brief but seemingly long existence.
The fog rolled into the crevices of the trees and hills that were lining the coast as if they were sitting in the 2nd row allowing a hedge to form around them to protect. It was safe. I kind of feel like the fog right now, I'm content just to settle in the 2nd row, protected by a hedge and let God and others take the stage. Kind of like how Job wanted a hedge around him to protect him. It feels safer here right now. Oh I'll be back in the front row soon enough you know me :) but for now this is good. This is peaceful. This is trust. I know God is guiding me in His perfect timing to His perfect place...I just know it.
Today I am trying to see deep - see deep beyond what's right in front of me and look for Him in all things. I want to be thankful, yes oh so thankful. "The art of deep seeing makes gratitude possible. And it's the art of gratitude that makes joy possible. Isn't joy the art of God".