It's a luxury, I know.....but I do love to sip my coffee, spend some time on the computer and sit quietly. Not having a huge agenda for the day, I can sit here for a little while and enjoy the quiet. I can catch up on a few blogs that I haven't made time to check on this week. I can pray when I see/read about a friend who needs it.
I can relish in good ideas and pretty things to make/cook/buy. I can LOVE seeing how people have put such effort into their home and they are just right now for their family.
I have taken a little break recently from reading blogs....I find sometimes that I just have too much input and need some down time. I need to clear my brain of good intentions/good ideas/good thoughts of OTHERS and make some time to be quiet and relish in my own intentions/ideas/thoughts. I bet you know what I mean.
But how nice to find them all there waiting for me when I can catch up. Or to know that I might not read them all today, but one day in the future, I will discover them by surprise. I LOVE the blog world, the friends I've made who I might not ever even meet in person. But my life has been enriched by them. I also have to remember, however, that a life online does not replace a life lived in the present. Community is what God intended for us to live in......
Anyway, if you're my blog friend, you may have not seen comments from me lately......I've just been more busy, taken more time to do things with some friends here, and taking a little more time to be quiet. Sometimes being quiet is a good investment to make, right? It's a little like cleaning out that overflowing closet.......time to clear the mental clutter. INTENTIONALLY cleaning out the closet of the mind.........something I need to do more often. Not that all my real closets are in order!! While I had only one working arm/hand, it was challenging to do some things, so it was easy to just throw some things in the closet......well, you can imagine I have a little catching up to do now that I can use both arms again!! But I will indeed get to those closets this spring!
In all this randomness today, I will also mention that I miss my kids........I hope we can have a family reunion together soon, because while I love the quiet, I miss being in their lives and knowing what they are doing, what they are enjoying, what they are dealing with, just being with them! I don't miss them in a sad, maudlin way....I just miss them. I will call them today just to say hi, and at the end of the conversation tell them I love them and miss them. Thank goodness for the telephone!
I hope you enjoy your weekend.....rest a little if you can.....take a moment to be thankful, to be quiet, to clear out a little clutter. You'll be oh so thankful.
Oh taste and see that the Lord is good......let us exalt His name together!