Wednesday, December 14, 2011
a lil' note.
good day pretty much...work was good, weather was beautiful, had a chance to help a co-worker for an upcoming test. some of my favorite students did pretty well today...i can honestly say that i've been able to 'scratch off' some 'to-do' list stuff which always feels nice.
i've been thinking about playing my instruments instead of doing so for the last 3 days....maybe that's cuz i've been pretty dang busy the last couple of days and haven't felt that up to it?
i've been reading this book: See Here
something within certain streams of Quaker Christianity really resonates with me...there's an earthiness to it...a rugged common sense maybe?...mystical, yet practical...something about it seems to 'cut through the crap' and say 'simplify, simplify, simplify!'
anyways, this is to be a rambling post because this is what i have inside...rambling, ambling, thoughts....like of the picture above...my daughter made that for me today....it doesn't get much better than that. she did it on her own. i didn't ask for it or expect it, but i'm sure glad she made this lil' card for me. she also made me another one on a day in which she was not with me....so that means, she was at her mom's house...messing with her art supplies when out came a very tender and affectionate card for her pops....i'm a little choked up.
if there's any likeness to the Love of God and the love of a Parent for it's child...then i think those of us who believe are in pretty good shape....
'i like it when you reach out to take my hand...i like holding your hand and helping you get through areas you arent' big enough to get through...i like letting you sit on my lap or letting you sit right next to me so that you can read to me and we can work on words you may not know...together.
i like it....no, i love it when i see you do things for other people like me or my wife or my son...things that you may have learned from me or your mom...or things that were naturally in you...stuff like helping to set the table, fetching everybody napkins, sweeping the porch, sharing a toy, a blanket, letting your brother have the softest quilt, etc. etc. etc.
well, i guess what i'm trying to say as well is, 'i like you.' i love you and appreciate you. i hope that you feel it in your heart.