When your heart wakes up…

Firepit photo by Clearly Ambiguous The sky stretches out its arms in the early inky blue of spring, stars flung here and there, twinkling lights that wink above the trees.

My husband and I light the fire pit, pull up chairs next to each other, turn on music, remember how it feels after winter is over.

These moments–I shut my eyes, draw in a deep breath–try to capture them, keep them, like little glimpses of heaven.

And I believe again…

that life is good

God is close

and I am loved 

It’s not that I ever forget. I think sometimes I just stop paying attention. I fall asleep at the wheel of life. I stop hearing what’s true, stop seeing what really matters, stop feeling like who I really am.

Then God sends along a night knit together, woven with wind, filled with fire, and suddenly I am awake.

Oh, yes, my heart recalls. 

I am made for more than the everyday.

I am fashioned for eternity. 

Sometimes it seems I hold a speck of it in my hand.

Not much at all, really.

Just enough to jolt me back to joy.

And once again I’m a dreamer with her eyes wide open.

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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