Lately, I've felt like I'm floating. Not floating on cloud nine, and not in a bad way either. Just ... floating. Like I'm going through each day on auto and then a week goes by and nothing stands out from the past seven days. Does this happen to you? Sometimes when I stop and think about what just flew by me in blur, I panic, because I don't want days and weeks and months to slip by with nothing attaching me to them.
Recently, I saw this verse and I had this Aha! moment:
In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. —1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks... It's so easy for me to give thanks, to stop and look around me and realize that I'm SO blessed, when I'm standing on a mountain in Madeira or admiring (yet another) new print I bought for our house. But in the everyday moments--cleaning the floors, making dinner, writing a news story for my day job--I should be giving thanks, as well.
There is beauty and wonder in everything. Sometimes we just have to look for it a little bit.