smiles from the threshold
of the year to come.” – Alfred Tennyson
release the past with compassion,
sleep this night in peace,
awake with vision and courage,
and greet tomorrow’s hope with faith.
I had just written my “Today’s Touchstone” message for tomorrow about faith being like a safety net.
I made a Berry Smoothie and then slipped on a drop of water on the kitchen floor.
The amazing thing is: I felt cradled on the way down to the tile. Time slowed. I somehow landed gently. So did the glass. It fell on the tile but did not break!
I wish I had thought to get a photo of the mess before my husband kindly cleaned it up. The deep purple drink splattered everywhere. Here’s a photo of that glass next to a formerly-white washcloth after repeated rinsing.
One sip of the drink remained in the glass. It was delicious.
What was more delicious was experiencing a sense of safety and being cared for, even during and after the fall, especially in light of what I had just written to share with others:
“Parachutes weren’t proven trustworthy
by having people carry them around on their backs.
The device showed its reliability once someone jumped.”
– Mary Manin Morrissey
Are you facing anything now that calls for a leap of faith?