Becoming Holy

Here in this Place

on May 21, 2014


“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” ― Walt Whitman  

Reminding myself of this as I look across the Camas Prairie, drinking coffee with Prince Charming.  This is happiness.  Here.  Now.  I all too often catch myself thinking of the past~wishing I could undo/redo certain things.  Be more present to the kids.  Spend more one on one time with each of them.  Take another vacation.  Be more kind.  I also find myself looking to the future.  Won’t summer be nice?  Won’t it be relaxing to be done with school?  Two more weeks until Jordan comes home.  But, really, life is about this hour and this place. If you are like me, you know this but it is hard to LIVE this.

So…for this hour, I am enjoying my time with the Prince.  Just being together.  Making little comments as we blog/work side by side.   Refilling the coffee cups.  Looking across the Prairie.  Listening to the birds chatting. Admiring the gorgeous yellow of the canola fields, the green alfalfa, the cloudless blue sky. This is happiness. A day we will not have together again. Not in this way. It is a beautiful thing to recognize the quiet togetherness we share. “Isn’t it nice out here?” the Prince asks.  Indeed it is~in this place~in this hour.


6 responses to “Here in this Place

  1. Megan says:

    Love you…and the prince!

  2. Loretta Poxleitner says:

    Beautiful, Charlene. And well said, too! 🙂
    Loretta P

  3. Kay C says:

    Your words are always so calming Charlene. Thank you! We now more than ever have found that we need to live and enjoy the moment. There’s a peacefulness in the simplistic life too! Love you!

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