Hope in Small Things

What or who is it that brings hope in your life? What is it that kills hope for you? Yesterday was a long day for me. I had not slept well as I had a medical test early in the morning and I guess I must have been afraid to miss it or something because all of my dreams–or rather nightmares–were about arriving too late. I had read the letter from the health care facility just before heading to bed and there was a warning that late arrivals might mean a cancellation or postponement of the test. I woke up at some point and was sure it was time to get up. It turns out that it was only 3:30 in the morning. I could not fall back to sleep. I tossed and turned and then finally got up and did some work on a project that was due soon. I did get back to bed for a couple of hours of sleep and then made it on time for the test.

I went to work and spent most of the day in meetings. When I got home, I felt incredibly tired and off my game. I wanted to crawl into bed and so did for a bit. A friend of mine called me from Iowa and we had a good chat. I felt her renewing my soul and replenishing my spirit. Hope crawled back into me at some point. I was very grateful for our connection.

This morning I came up to peek at the flower on my cactus again. It was even more beautiful than the day before. I am so glad that my eyes seek out beauty, that my heart longs for it. I strive to seek God in all things and am often rewarded in ways beyond my imaginings. May you too be blessed in this way.



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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