The Unseen Miracle
I love March.
As I slip and mulch my way through slippery, muddy tracks and melting pools of snow.
I relish every soggy, crunchy bit of it.
What’s not to love? Spring starts in March. And birds sing lonesome, piercing songs upon the still barren trees. The earth thaws. Trickling streams gurgle unseen beneath the feet. The woods is a beautiful, mysterious place full of shimmering light and fleeting shadows.
So much of March remains an unseen miracle waiting to spring upon us.
The buds that are getting ready to burst open. The newborn leaves that will unfurl and weave a green canopy overhead. The life that may yet stir after this spell of deep rest.
As I was returning home today, I thought that’s much like our lives.
That some of the most important work in one’s life are oftentimes hidden. The work which one is never paid a cent for. The work which will never get one famous.
I’m talking about the daily act of giving away ourselves in deliberate and purposeful ways.
I like to think that divine kingdoms are built this way.
By those who give of themselves in the most loving, gentlest and kindest of ways. In ceaseless, tireless service to mankind.
I think Divinity hovers in the abodes of such hearts.
Oh, now isn’t that the most splendid of all unseen miracles?
How resplendent the luminaries of knowledge that shine in an atom, and how vast the oceans of wisdom that surge within a drop! To a supreme degree is this true of man, who among all created things … hath been singled out for the glory of such distinction. For in him are potentially revealed all the attributes and names of God. (Kitáb-i-Íqán – The Book of Certitude)
I dedicate Day 2 of my Nature series to Kitty at The Daily Round. For her love of March that matches mine! And for her love for all things bright and beautiful. And for all creatures great and small. And to all of you who give of yourselves in beautiful ways with no thought of any returns. Bless you.
“…divine kingdoms are built this way.” Yours must be beautiful indeed.
Wonderfully expressed Sharon! I love the idea of hidden kingdoms being created or what I call beauty unfolding. May we nurture the divine and beauty unfolding in all.
Dear Brad, how wonderful it is to make one’s life mission a builder of divine and hidden kingdoms? Thank you for your precious life work. Sharon
Thank you Sharon. I appreciate your kind and uplifting words. You too are a builder of love and nurturing others. blessings,
The beauty of nature, and how it reflects our life are beautiful expressed through your words.
Thank you Amy and how great that you just finished the 7 Day Nature challenge! Love your collection. To beautiful days. Sharon x
And bless you, too … always. 🙂
It’s all misty and blurry outside and I’m sitting inside cocooned in a safe place. Surrounded by kind friends from across the miles and yet strangely, they feel so close to my heart. Thank you dearest Jeanne. For your friendship over the years. Bless, Sharon
Thank you so much. This touches my heart and soul 💕
Thank you dear light. Hugs, Sharon
You have captured these little fleeting moments so beautifully Sharon! Mother Nature arranges such wonderful artistic compositions. I am always moved by your words and your photographs, Thank you for sharing 🙂
Dear Caren, your kindness blesses my heart every time. These are the moments of life that we touch each other’s soul and transform it into a garden. Hugs dear one. Sharon p.s. Your pencil sketches and artwork are amazing!
I am never failed to be so uplifted reading your words Sharon! I feel so blessed to have fallen across your path in this life xx
I am honored and love you dearly for thinking of me Sharon in such a touching way. Your words went straight to my heart, and I need them to abide there for a time; thank you.
I’ve been helping a dear friend who has become very ill and is hospitalized…long days and nights and trips to the hospital and to her home, to care for her poor old dog, who is confused by all the changes and missing his companion…so yes, good to be reminded this is important work. 🙂 I’m reminded again how easy it is to lift others up and how rarely we bless ourselves with the same grace. Gentle Peace to you, Kitty
May you find your world extra kind and gentle. Especially during this time. And may you be sustained by the mighty strength that resides in the abode of your heart. Thank you dear Kitty for bringing so many hidden gifts into my life. Big hugs! Sharon
Life is certainly a miracle, warms my heart to see your spring post! Enjoy your day Sharon. 🙂
What a lovely treat to hear from you! That truly warmed my heart. Thank you for enjoying this post as much as I derived joy from the generous gifts of nature. Hugs and you have a beautiful day! Sharon x
Thank you Sharon! I must confess, inner faith, prayer and nature’s grace…
helps us to find meaning in this crazy world. 😉
Stunning images Sharon-what a wonderful tribute to nature’s abundance that surrounds us- truly hidden kingdoms waiting to be discovered and savored-
Thank you Meg! My heart is filled with all kinds of good, bubbling happiness. It’s almost like I’m awakening to a new spring. May your day be every bit as wonderful (and how can it not be with those furry sweethearts around!) Sharon x
March is certainly a wonderful time of year here in England, Sharon, as everything feels so vital and full of potential – energising, optimistic, promising.
There is much to enjoy and look at in your blog, Sharon. Especially now, in this Season of renewal, I am grateful for your thoughts about Nature and all those unseen miracles. Nature is a healer in so many ways. Thanks again.
Beautiful writing and thoughts. How inspiring. I now need to go and read day one.
You are truly a poet. Spiritual words spoken as a gift. Thank you.
Sharon, on Monday a patient brought me her own hand prepared and home cooked meal. In spite of her pain and suffering she shared her gift with us. I cried because it took so much effort on her part yet she was humble in her sharing of her talent and joy. I wished I could shout it out for everyone to hear, but I think people would have called me mad. Sharing with you that yes there are people like this: “By those who give of themselves in the most loving, gentlest and kindest of ways” Thank you for giving of yourself to us who read your thoughts and have a peek into your heart.
As a gardener, I, too, love the promise of March—the tiny, green shoots braving their way upward to the warmth and light that is to come. Walking the garden in early spring has always been one of my delights.
Beautifully said. Your words are very comforting to the soul.
Dear Karen, you warmed my heart! Blessings, Sharon