“Gorgeous, amazing things come into our lives when we are paying attention: mangoes, grandnieces, Bach, ponds. This happens more often when we have as little expectation as possible. If you say, “Well, that’s pretty much what I thought I’d see,” you are in trouble. At that point you have to ask yourself why you are even here. […] Astonishing material and revelation appear in our lives all the time. Let it be. Unto us, so much is given. We just have to be open for business.”
― Anne Lamott, Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers
It got cold here overnight. Finally! We dug out the hats, mittens and scarves for the first time. One child loves the cold; the other would prefer to huddle inside until spring arrives. But all three of us went outside this morning, and the cold air felt exciting and new.
I thought this quote was perfect for this gorgeous winter Sunday.