Saturday, December 10, 2005

The things you love...

I'm reading this collection of John Eldredge. He's a great writer who happens to write in a style I can connect with. He's been talking about life, heart, desire for more than we find in our day to day lives. It speaks to me. In the reading I did today, he said to write down those things you love - the moments that make life amazing. I thought it would be a fun exercise.

  • The eureka moment after having spent hours on a problem
  • Sitting under the stars away from the city lights
  • Fishing on a quiet lake
  • Seeing my team excel in their gifts and accomplishing what we couldn't do alone
  • Hearing one of my friends say they've met Jesus
  • Sketching and sketching and sketching to finally meet that character you've been searching for
  • The fellowship of family and friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon
  • A baby's hand curling round my finger
  • Really great animation that lives and breathes
  • Eddy's Frozen Fruit Coconut Bars
  • Hearing God speak when I slow down enough to really listen
  • A great movie that takes you from laughter to tears and back again
  • Really great finger-licking BBQ from some place you've never heard of
  • Waking up to a fresh snow before the plow man has gone to work
  • Worshipping God in those rare services where God infuses the air like incense and, no matter how many or few people may be in the room with me, in that moment I am alone in the presence of my God
  • A roaring fire and a mug of hot chocolate
  • Holding a sleeping baby
  • Turning the last page of a great novel
  • An old friend with whom no span of years makes our friendship diminish
  • My mom's pasta
  • My aunt's homemade french fries
  • Seeing someone connect with one of my films or stories
  • Seeing little kids dance with reckless abandon to no more music than what plays in their little heads
  • Finding a new author who grants me a new perspective
  • Knowing that I am loved and accepted by the God of the universe
  • Rich Mullins wailing on the hammer dulcimer
  • Climbing a mountain and seeing the horizon laid out like a painting
By no means an exhaustive list, but it made me smile just to make it. Give it a shot.

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