I sometimes get frustrated with myself,
because whatever “it” is … “it” never seems enough.
I don’t want to just make dessert,
I want to drop fresh, warm blueberries
into heirloom stemware
and top them with chilly homemade, heavy cream topping.
I want my wave to a neighbor to be a heartfelt hello.
I want to listen with my ears and my spirit.
I want to write so that my words dance across your eardrum
…. and ….. visually across the page.
I want every project at school and at home to be
creative, thorough, well planned and executed.
I want my photos to evoke emotion
and my life to make an impact.
Suddenly, this morning, I wondered,
“Do I love God this way?”
Are my gifts to Him fresh in cherished stemware?
Are they pleasant to the palette and pretty to the eye?
Are my hellos “heartfelt?”
Do I listen with all my being?
Do my words to Him dance as they leave my tongue?
Are my projects …
prayers, my time in meditation and reading His word …..
thorough, well planned and executed?
Do I evoke His emotions
and allow my life to make an impact
because I give myself
fully, freely, intentionally?
Oh, Lord, help me learn to
live with intention and
to give with abandon
in my spiritual walk
the same way that I do in my physical.