Have you ever caught yourself rushing through the mundane, ordinary tasks of life, only to suddenly notice something beautiful? That happened to me over the weekend. I was bent down, sorting the stinky socks from the grass-stained paints while the water was filling the washing machine tub. (The same tub I’ve had for the last 17 years, mind you.) When I stood up, the soap was dancing across the surface of the water, creating a beautiful work of art.
I completely stopped what I was doing to watch it dance.
I instantly judged myself, thinking that it was a silly distraction from the work at hand. But I was drawn back in. Distraction or not, it was beautiful. I ran to grab my phone for a pic, hoping it would still be there when I returned. Lucky for you, it was. *smiley face*
But my laundry soap doesn’t always dance.
Most days its just white suds on the water, waiting to be filled with dirty clothes. It’s just a mountain of foam in a steamy bin serving the family with its magical powers to remove the filth and stench from little boy’s clothes. It’s just sudsy water in a 17-year-old metal tub with a motor that sticks at the most inconvenient times. My laundry soap doesn’t always dance.
Or maybe it does.
Maybe most days, I simply don’t slow down enough to notice.
Maybe yours does too.
Maybe it’s there, a beautiful dance in your life, just waiting for you to notice.
Maybe today is the day.
to more love,