Poops Moments

Just some funny and profound moment i had last Tuesday. Errol and I were waiting for a bus [van] (they call it taxi in Pretoria and ‘kombi’ in Joburg) back home. And while waiting, a bird suddenly flew from one tree to the tree where we were standing and dropped it’s gold on my shiny hair! (had to say shiny ‘coz I’ve been experimenting on using african hair food these days…oh! and i love it! makes my hair look great.)

So anyways, at first I showed it to Errol with a frowning face..then after a few minutes we just started to burst out laughing! Then began taking photos (facebook material! facebook material! hehehe… nah!). It was great fun taking photos of it.. hehehe..  it could’ve been the worse thing that can happen to some who just had their hair done from a salon. But we just laughed our lungs out (LOLO..hmmm that’s new..) ! But this experience made me reflect, too, yeah believe it I did! That it’s like God’s love for me in a very specific place and time. You see it was a looong day at the office, because I tried to finish the diocese’s newsletter (and not just any newsletter, it was a first in this diocese and I had to make it readable as possible so people will come and take the next issue) to be printed on that day. It was hectic because the articles came in at the last minute..so you can imagine how stressed I was to finish it on time..but managed to email it, so Praise God for strength! But I was so drained and I just wanted to get home and lift my feet up just to relax a bit before I start cooking for supper. So I really didn’t have the energy to smile even, but then as I mentioned earlier, this bird sent by God came to lighten me up at that perfect time and place.. of all places.. and of all people (it could’ve been Errol, he was just 2 inches away from me)..but no! The bird chose me! God chose me to remind me to smile, to laugh, to forget and set aside the busy day and just appreciate that distinct happy moment! 🙂

It reminded me  of so many specific moments whenever God calls my attention right back to Him and His beautiful smile for me. It could be when I needed someone to cheer me up and suddenly I get a funny forwarded SMS or a phone call from a distant friend or a surprise bear hug (or even a bar of chocolate) from Errol. It could be when my purse is empty and then suddenly an aunty will come by to drop her homemade curry meal for supper or a generous stranger will allow us to get a lift back home for a minimal fee or even for free! Or God will just lovingly remind me (by allowing me to see people (even little kids) living on the street), that I’m still overly blessed while some experience worse.. Or like when one day I’m so happy then suddenly a friend or a family phones to say something unexpected has happened (whether it was who and who broke up or someone got very sick or passed away, etc.) and at that very moment God was reminding me to be an instrument of comfort, love and prayer warrior for that specific person.

Specific experience in specific moments tells us specific meanings or better yet, specific message or wisdoms of God. That’s why I believe when everything is a mistake, everything can also become a blessing.. of lessons, of treasures, of God’s whispering voice of “Hey Miggie, I’m here.”

tried to take off some of it.. glad i didn’t turn into stone..Lol! 🙂

I don’t know with you, but boy,  I’m glad He brought that bird to remind me that. 🙂

God bless you more poops moments!  🙂

St. Nicholas’ Note…

I got this from one of the Advent reflections I read by Fr. Edward Hays, founder of Shantivanam, a house of prayer sponsored for 23 years by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, the archdiocese in which he was ordained. Shantivanam, whose name means Forest of Peace in Sanskrit, is located in Easton, Kansas, less than an hour’s drive from Kansas City. Father Hays is known for his work in two areas: prayer and contemporary spirituality. His approach to prayer is an unusual one. While most spiritual directors and writers on prayer encourage people to incorporate prayer into their daily life, Father Hays directs us to do just the opposite: to incorporate our daily life into our prayer.

 

 “It is fitting that the feast of St. Nicholas comes at the beginning of Advent and the beginning of the shopper’s season. As the patron saint of shoppers he proclaims, ‘Keep it simple!’ Keep it simple enough to fit in a shoe or a stocking.

   “One gift that could fit in a…shoe, or in a stocking hanging on the fireplace, is a note that speaks of one of our most precious gifts, the GIFT OF TIME. Such a St. Nicholas note might read: ‘The gift I give to you is half an hour of quality conversation each night right after the dishes are done.’ Or, ‘The gift I give to you is one Saturday a month to be with you and do whatever you want to do.’ We can appreciate the value of such a gift if we keep in mind that according to a recent survey, the average married couple in America has only 30 minutes a week of communication outside of exchanges that take place at the dinner table, and between parent and child is only 14 minutes.

  

 

 

 As you can see, the possibilities are almost unlimited for these St. Nicholas shoe gifts.

 

 

   “Come, St. Nicholas, patron of shoppers and gift-seekers, and make Christmas this year fun, creative and love-filled.”

 

 Amen. :)God bless you even more!!! 🙂                                                                                                                    

*thanks to mondane web for the photo..heheh*