It really depends on how much conscious thought we give something.
Everything depends on that. That is our reality….. or lack there of. It depends on us.
Everything we experience or perceive, gets… at least….. a little bit of time in our thought process. And once we acknowledge that moment, or thing, or feeling… it becomes part of our moment. And then our past. Our reality.
But if we don’t “sense” that something…. it gets no conscious recognition.
In other words… we don’t know what we don’t know. And conversely, we do what we do. Both the good, and the bad.
Take your bath towel for example. It hangs on the towel bar. And when we get out of the shower, we see it, we grab it, and we use it. It probably doesn’t get more thought than that…. for many of us. But it is there, and we know it.
But if you think of it… for the wondrous thing that it is…. your bath towel rises to an upper echelon in your life. That terrycloth wonder wraps around you when you are sopping wet. It warms you, it dries you, it polishes off the shower and puts the finishing touches on your shiny-as-a-brand-new-penny-ness.
Have you ever turned off the steamy hot shower water, reached for your towel, only to find out it wasn’t there? Big stinking bummer in my opinion. I hate walking down the hallway, sopping wet and leaving a bread-crumb-trail of water droplets, nakers as the day I was born, freezing my booty… … JUST to retrieve a towel from the linen closet. Boy… oh boy. We sure do miss it when its gone.
All of this becomes a swirling part of our reality. Had the towel been there.. . just hanging around and waiting… we would have never entered in this series of thoughts. Our moments are formed.
We decide the significance. We can recognize the good in it.. if we choose to.
On the other hand, sometimes the significance decides for us. You see. We have a new baby in the family. Little Elijah James. He is a little bundle of incredible boy life. And I met him tonight. If you don’t smile when you meet a brand new baby…. you may want to eat more Cap’n Crunch or something.
But seeing him for the first time… was not at all like seeing my bath towel. But maybe because I had been thinking about this day…. for many months now. From time to time… I would wonder what he would look like… if he would be healthy .. … how he will be as he begins to grow. So… seeing this miracle of new life… is a beautiful part of reality. For many of us.
We’ve given this a lot of thought. And now that he is here we are as happy as The Employee of the Month at Carl’s Carpet Corner. THAT happy.
I guess, the thing of it is…. we are happy and grateful for the very significant events in our lives. This seems only natural. It is a big-dang-beautiful-deal.
But it is the little things too, that are very important. I mean… who put the wonder in the Wonder Bread? We should take the time, the thought, the effort, to acknowledge those little things. It may be that someone…. or perhaps a thing someone has done…. or a part of our day that we never give a second thought. A cup of hot coffee, a bath towel, or a car that starts right up. A box of Good’n’Plenty…. because it is all so good and plenty.
Being conscious, and being grateful, are two of the greatest things we can give back to the life of this world….. .. …. Because… the life of this world has given us so many things . Both great, and small. To be thankful for.
“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
― Henry Ward Beecher
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu