Friday, January 25, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Again

Linking up with Lisa-Jo over at her place where "a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic".  

It is Five Minute Fridays...and it rocks!

Today's prompt is: goes my five minutes:

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon.” G. K. Chesterton

Oh, the monotony of life!  Laundry, dishes, the infernal dust that collects from who knows where, the never-ending needs of children for food, hugs, rides to practice.

Each morning, I rise from my bed to another day and often I feel like the grown-up person Chesterton describes, who does the things again “until he is nearly dead”.

The strength to exalt in monotony is fin the ability of a child to be entirely and fully present, to have the complete lack of consciousness of themselves that they give themselves wholly to the delight of the very moment they are in.

The sun has risen here, to the delight of God it happened…again.

I am here writing, feeling the computer heavy on my lap, hearing the sound of my daughters waking to the day, tasting the warm coffee on my tongue.

The gift of the present is seeping into my grown-up soul, waking it to the joy of it all happening…again.


  1. So glad I stopped by from Lisa-Jo's! What a blessing to read your words here today.

  2. This is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this lovely little piece of your heart! I was also blessed by your words today!

  3. Hi Amy,
    Love the quote so much I added it to my quotes on my side bar...Thank you! And I appreciate your thoughts...yes, for the grace to be like children and to be fully in the moment...what they do naturally, requires so much intentionality on my part ...blessings :)

  4. Loved this post! It is so true that when we stop to look at those blessings right there in front of us...we are reminded that life is a precious gift. (And coffee always makes my morning-blessing list, too!) Blessings, my God-Sized Dream Sister! Have a wonderful weekend. :)