Monday, April 20, 2009

As Time Goes By

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118 24 NKJV

The weather report was to have been for rain this morning, but blue skies and puffy white clouds are all I see now...maybe later today we will have some wet weather.

I had the opportunity to take an enjoyable, early morning walk Saturday, since our son took Louis out for breakfast. I really like the coolness of the air on my skin and few people on the boardwalk. Seems like Mama gator and the babies have left, but when I got to the tower I looked for ospreys and then, sure enough, on the other side of the lake there were two soaring, and one hovered briefly. Then I ruined the benefits of the walk by having MacDonald's sausage, cheese egg biscuit for breakfast. Oh, well, back to oatmeal!

From Quiet Moments for God:

"Where does the time go?" we ask. Here it is--a new day on the horizon--and we can't remember how it arrived so quickly. Why, last week seems like yesterday, and last year flew by like a video in fast-forward.

And worse, it's hard to remember what we spent it on.

Shouldn't I have more great memories? we wonder. What did I accomplish? Is this all I've done with all that time?

Singer Jim Croce mused in his hit song "Time in a Bottle" that there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them." We search so hard for happiness, But then, we don't understand that happiness is not a goal to be won, but a by-product of a life well spent.

This "Old English Prayer" Offers simple instruction for enjoying the day that the Lord has made:

Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love and be loved, it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

True happiness comes from the job of deeds welldone, the zest of creating things new.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,