word woman wednesday.gifts that touch the heart

**  This post is written by Eileen @ The Scenic Route. I'm so sorry...I usually write an intro but I loved the way her words opened to the picture so I wrote the intro. at the bottom.  Sorry for the confusion.  Please go visit her...she is wonderfully uplifting!:)
Don't you love when a certain activity triggers a happy memory that instantly brings a smile to your lips...an unexpected,spontaneous, out of the blue smile. I look at these moments as little gifts. One little thought can fill my heart with so much joy. I can amuse myself for several minutes just by reminiscing about that one happy moment in time.
fieldsandwoods:  “Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.” photo source here

Here's how one of these moments transpired today...

This morning, I was thinking about taking my dog, Bisbee, for a walk. Like many dogs, there are certain words or phrases that, when she hears them, she starts to do her happy dog dance.

If I happen to say any of the following words or questions, she knows that a stroll around the neighborhood is bound to take place shortly.



go for

you want

you want to

Well, what do you think?

It's actually gotten to the point in our dog/master relationship where sometimes I don't even have to utter a word...she just seems to know what I am thinking. You know how people say that owners eventually begin to resemble their dogs? Well, I think owners and dogs eventually learn how to read each others minds too.  Atleast when it comes to taking walks.

She knows what I am thinking.

This thought triggered another thought this morning...and with this thought came one of those moments when a smile washed across my face and a specific memory warmed my heart. It was a conversation I had with my son, Sean, who is now seven years old.  At the time, he was only three years old. I was driving home from town and he was in the back seat of car. I can still picture this moment and how I glanced up and looked in the rearview mirror when he began to speak to me.


"Mommy, are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?"

"Umm, I don't know...what are you thinking?"

"I don't know...I'm just sayin'...are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?"

A silly, random, memory

I was trying to think of a lesson for this post and I guess it would be to cherish those things in life that bring a smile to our lips...and to hold these moments close to our hearts. Appreciate and savor the daily little gift of memories that prompt a smile.



Appreciate and savor...how I need to be reminded of this...and YOU?  This is just a sneak peek at Eileen who walks in the wide open spaces of God's love.  Her blog The Scenic Route is where she imparts her gift of taking God & life and connecting the dots between the two. She loves capers, barefoot running alongside her husband and Sean ( her 7 year old boy )     If you follow Eileen on Facebook you will almost always LOL at her posts.  She brings you back around to God's grace. And while your at it...savor a memory...or two today.  will you?

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