What Quickens Your Heart?

via Daily Prompt: Quicken


To quicken one’s heart, to set it aflutter, is to most an uncommon thing unless you are newly in love with the person of your dreams or a new parent gazing into the eyes of your child.  Yet, I dare to challenge that which makes your heart flutter.  In life there are many things that we take for granted. Living in Ohio we have the fall foliage every year, some of us look at the glory of the changing of the leaves and others only see the work ahead; having to rake and dispose of the leaves. Fall is in fact a natural tapestry of colors as is the twinkle of a ice storm mid winter. So many day to day things we have do not stir our hearts as they should. Think about a time when you traveled to an area and witnessed something commonplace there. How did you react to it? Did it quicken your soul as you admired the common place view for those who live there? Would it quicken your heart if you moved there and saw it daily for a year or more? How about a decade or more? Why is it that something new quickens our hearts so and then in time becomes the mundane, common place? Today I challenge you with this word prompt to see something through those rose colored glasses that you tossed aside years back. Look at your loved ones with the eyes of love you had so long ago. Look at things as God would see them. All things are made from the hand of God. Even a simple breeze that touches your cheek can quicken your heart. Look for those things so simple and yet so pure. Allow them to bask in all of their glory and touch you again in a new way.  God bless.  HUGZ

Author: tbi479/survivor

Recently diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury following a roll over I had to leave my career as a Special Education teacher and move into the realm of the unemployed. Having now experienced the topic of a TBI from both sides I am moving into sharing my insights to help others. Teaching the students with a TBI gave me some awareness but not near what I have learned from walking a mile in their shoes. Being unable to teach I have thus committed myself to this blog and to helping how I am able. I hope you glean something from my posts. Love to all.

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