Monday, February 13, 2012

The window's gifts

Each day we receive valentines from the Source of all Life.  
This morning, on the vigil of Valentines Day,  I went to the window 
to check out my new valentines.
They were waiting for my grateful presence:

a snow covered branch
a leaf clinging to the ledge of the window
a woman walking her dog
the dance of the tree branches
the glistening silver sky
the new day.

And of course 
there are other windows 
and other days
always offering valentines.
So let's receive! 

It's a good practice,
a lovely morning ritual 
for almost any day.

The valentine Pooh Bear, Piglet and I 
would like to give you
is the gift of today
No matter what the weather,
receive today.

“What day is it,?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squealed Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.”


  1. Thanks! A beautiful photo, the trees look like lace too. Yes, each day is a gift and my theme for 2012 is RECEIVE!

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Macrina! I follow your blog and delight in it. I invite you to visit mine as well... my latest post is a bit about our Motherhouse in Paris.
    Blessings from Anne Higgins

  3. Just want to thank you for all the inspirational posts. They always speak to my heart. I particularly like this one. Again you are reminding us to see God's presence in each moment of our lives. It is hard for me to do at times, but each time I read one of your posts, it lifts me up and helps me to begin again. Thank you and may God continue to bless your ministry.

  4. Oh, tutt, tutt...looks like rain today, Macrina!! (boy, do we ever need some) my favorite kind of day..!!