I am thankful for the little spaces between the bursts of busyness that make up days like today. There was nothing new, exciting, or even pressing that had to get done but a lot of little things strung one after the other. In between each is a little space, a breath, a pause. It's the moment to catch up with myself, to take a new look at what is before me, to turn to a new direction, a moment to reread or remember.
When I think of all the in between spaces I had my day doesn't seem like it was quite so busy. If I remember to breathe a prayer in the spaces the day becomes even less busy as each pause is a new opportunity to reconnect with my Maker.
Oh, how I wish I could post pictures of the kids at work. I take a few every week. My 2nd math group today was enjoying the instant feedback of the digital camera and taking advantage of a moment to be a clown, to be in the spotlight. I enjoy the look some children get that says, "Me? Really? You want to take a picture of me?" Then the best smiles happen. The eyes light up. Others are drawn in. It's worth a few moments of class time.
So, no photo but picture in your mind 3 girls, about 10 or 11, leaning in to each other with relaxed smiles and bright eyes, looking right at the camera. Ahhhhhh, aren't they pretty?