Memory Mantras – Savour

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This one came to me through prayer. It came in such a way as to make me laugh out loud, because it was the perfect answer at the perfect moment.

It was the morning of January 2nd and I woke up with a really bad case of the post-Christmas blues. I was feeling weepy and sad that Christmas was over, and there was a general sense of hazy confusion over what to do with this whole new year…such a weariness from the constant questioning of purpose and the relentless litany of “shoulds” that never stop running aimlessly around my brain.

So my morning prayers quickly dissolved into weeping on God’s shoulder. “Lord, I want so much to do Your will for my life, but I still don’t really know what that is or what to do…it’s a brand new year, and I want to do it right…but where do I start?!”

As I bowed my head to listen and find some solace in the silence, my eyes fell on a flyer lying on the table. It was partially covered, so the only thing I could see was the top of it. But there, blazoned across the top in huge flashy letters was the word, “S A V O U R”.

Well, I started laughing, because it clicked and made perfect sense…I just knew it was God’s wonderful sense of humour finding a way to suggest that I just chill out, relax, unwind myself from that weepy worrying and just SAVOUR all that God has already provided. The truth is that my cup runneth over! Everywhere I look, I see bounty, love, beauty and blessing. But when I focus more on being worried about “doing more”, then I’m not taking the time to ENJOY, or in His words, SAVOUR everything (which is HIS “more”!) that He’s already pouring into my life.

So that’s what I’ve been doing ever since that morning. Remembering throughout the day to enjoy – to truly SAVOUR – all the blessings in my life – the simple things, like the strange and delicious new teas that our neighbour gave us for Christmas, and the dark chocolate truffles that Santa left in my stocking – and the wondrously grand things, like orange sunrises sparkling up the snow on the trees and the amazing awe-inspiring photographs being posted on my Facebook wall by Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station!

Yes, Savouring is a good thing to do. Taking the time to appreciate the beauty and blessings all around me is a wonderful way to start the new year and an easy, soul-nurturing way to enrich each new day.  It breathes new life into my spirit, and opens my eyes to see that this “more” – GOD’S More – is already all around me for the savouring.

It’s a good mantra to speak into my spirit throughout the day.

Breathe…be…savour. It’s a keeper!

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Copyright © Sharon C. Matthies, Meanderings (blog), 2012. All rights reserved.

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About Sharon

I love to write. I love to write myself into being right here right now. Writing releases something in me that needs wings, writing opens doors and windows that I often don't even realize are possible, writing helps me breathe out the dusty old, and to breathe in the new and possible. My hope is that maybe writing here in this blog will bring new light into these dusty old hallways and help me to clear out the thinking processes and mindsets that just don't work for me anymore. I seek to breathe new light and life into the nooks and crannies of a soul that has been feeling somewhat lost and frayed because of the last few patches of road I've had to travel.
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1 Response to Memory Mantras – Savour

  1. It’s so easy to forget to enjoy life, isn’t it? It’s something I try to do each day, hence the Gratitude Journal.


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