My husband has been working out of the town for the last couple of weeks. He is an oilfield consultant and heavy equipment operator. He loves his job. Sometimes I tease that he gets paid to play in the dirt! He doesn’t just move dirt … he creates works of art. His approach to his construction work reminds me of that age old question …
He is exceptionally gifted at what he does … every dust molecule, gain of sand and patch of earth is a canvas for his imagination. In order to create the metaphorical cathedral he has in his mind’s eye, he’s been rumbling around on some big piece of equipment (annoying the gofers!) … carving out of the borrow pit (dirt lingo!) … filling in low spots … and … outsmarting the frost in order to fulfill someone’s vision of a road. I expect they will be well pleased when he is complete.
Each morning, while away, he has sent me a little text to start our day. I didn’t get one this morning because he was home last light. We had a brief verbal exchange this morning before he hit the road, but in all honestly, I kind of missed starting the day with our text exchanges. This is the one I received a couple of days ago …
Well, auto-correct had it’s way with my response! It changed my wording from ‘wonder’ into ‘wonderful’ but … the grammatical error just added a few more chuckles to the whole exchange!!
And then on an other early morning, we shared his view of the sunrise together:
Yes. I am reminded that we can make our days more beautiful by what we choose to put into them. Only always. Whether it be text or face to face … we must always ask ourselves … am I just laying bricks with my moments today … OR … am I building a cathedral?
May we all be wowed by the ‘wonders’ and/or the ‘wonderfuls’ we find along our paths today and tomorrow and all the tomorrows after that … ❤ Karen ❤
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Thanks for sharing. You always give me something to ponder upon.
Thank you Joan! May our collective ponderings produce many smiles that generously feed our spirits and benevolently frame our daily intentions! 😊