This unexpected, beautiful weather is heading out of town.
I’ve so enjoyed these bonus days of warmth and sunshine.
We’ve cooked out on the grill.
A whole section of the old barn was repaired!
We schedule the repairman a year in advance for a week.
Grateful his week was so warm!
There were many other things we wanted to get done and haven’t.
That’s the way it goes.
Each new day is filled with so much unexpected.
Unexpected weather. . . .
Unexpected coffee around the farmhouse table.
I’ve written much about the unexpected.
We need to embrace it.
Not fight it.
God works in those unexpected moments more than we could ever imagine.
So we practice being thankful for the unexpected.
Reordering the day.
Moving with the flow.
As the Governor has begun to tighten up the States movements I am reminded of how much we need each other.
We live in a time when technology can be used to keep us in contact with each other.
Instead of focusing on what Covid is keeping us from, let’s look at what it’s leading us too.
Let’s continue to be innovative in ways to check on our neighbors and connect with people.
not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing,
but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
There are so many ways we can encourage each other.
Let’s continue to share those ideas and take care of each other.
These unexpected orders from the Governor are just another way to be creative and lean in to take care of one another.
We can do this.
Reach out to those around you.
If you’re feeling unsettled these days work to do acts of kindness.
Make the best of these unexpected times.
30 Days of Thankfulness
I am thankful for:
Coffee with my farm boy in the morning
Time in the night for bold prayers
movie night and kids giggling
Learning patience in the line at Costco
Slowly letting go of the clutter that paralyzes me
sunrises and sunsets that light the sky on fire
raising thoughtful children that challenge me
a farmer who listens and hears, who never gives up
a God who never tires of my questions and quietly leads my restless soul
a season of gratitude that is changing me
friends who challenge my belief and cause me to re think
this new day to do my best to make a difference
Have you joined us in the gratitude challenge?
We’d love to hear how this time is changing you.
Make a difference.