Monday, October 18, 2010


"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." ~Samuel Johnson

Did you ever notice that the best things in life tend to be the ones we don't expect?  Those times that you didn't plan but worked out perfectly.  A road less traveled that brings you to a sight of infinite beauty.  The person that walks into your life when you weren't even looking up.

I have been blessed with amazing people in my life.  They touch me in ways I can't even begin to describe.  Some are just there for a moment.  Or there only for moments I need them.  Others are constants - holding fast moored to us as the storm pounds away at our will.  There to celebrate both the pleasant and tragic.

My life so far this year has been a lesson in expectations.  Or, at least, a lesson in unexpectations.  Because I put very few constraints on what I expected to happen.  For the most part I have let God take the wheel.  He still chastises me when I don't give full control, so I'm learning.  And I've found that what he's given me is so much more than I could have ever imagined.

This weekend is no exception.  I had plans.  Changed them at the last minute.  Found myself going completely off the beaten path (literally).  What I found was so much more special than I could have asked for.  Different in a good way.  Very good.  Not what I had pictured in my head for this weekend.  But as usual, He guided me to where I was supposed to be at that moment.  Maybe for longer than a moment.

So, I will continue to leave my life in His hands.  He knows the plan.  Who am I to question it?  Besides, I'm just painting with finger paints.  God has the oil paints and is in the process of sketching out a masterpiece for me :) 

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