When I read beautiful words, I record them.  I write them down and return to them over and over again.  I revisit them.  I turn them around in my mind and even try them out on my lips.  When the words really strike me, I see how they fit into my life. 

It never ceases to amaze me how simple words strung together in a particular order can impact me so.  I have revisited these words over and over since first reading them nearly ten days ago.  Perhaps they will impact you, too?

Artists of the everyday excel in elevating the simple to the level of the Sacred. –Sarah Ban Breathnach

Again, I am reminded that we are all artists. Maybe you are preparing a meal, enjoying lunch with a friend, walking along a crowded sidewalk, rushing to work, or soothing the hurts of your little one.  Maybe your day isn’t going as planned.  Maybe you are over-whelmed and weary.  Maybe it seems there is no way out. 

I wonder what might change if we see the everyday through the lens of the Sacred.  See each moment as a gift.  See ourselves not as powerless. . . but powerful.

Maybe these words only struck me because I needed them.  Because in these final days of pregnancy, filled with sleepless nights and discomfort, I know I am merely surviving and not thriving. 

Perhaps these words are only for me. . . but maybe they’re not. 

  • Sassytimes - October 25, 2011 - 5:03 pm

    Thanks, I needed this today. I am overwhelmed and feel as if I'm just surviving these days too. Trying my best to soak it all up, but man…discomfort.ReplyCancel

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  • lisa - October 25, 2011 - 7:48 pm

    Can I just say how I heart you!?? I know…probably weird or strange from someone you have never met! But it's true! Love stopping by your world to drink up some inspiration…you have a lovely gift Summer. Thank you for always sharing it!

    Wishing you so much joy and happiness (less discomfort!) while waiting for the new lil' one to arrive….ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - October 27, 2011 - 3:12 am

    I need these words too, Summer! THANK YOU!

    Also, I have been praying for you and BABY! Praying you are doing well. I am sure you are at the point where things seem a but uncomfy. Praying you are able to find moments of rest throughout the day.


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