Saturday, October 13, 2007

Country Roads & Nickleback

BEAUTY, MUSIC & LAUGHTER - Don't you just love a good drive on a beautiful day? Isn't it even better when you have the company of a good friend or a loved one? Now, how about if your destination is to see more people that make you happy & you love, and add Nickleback to it, along with a cool breeze (this is good for my hair - low humidty - a rare commidity in Florida, ya'll!). Well, now you have my Friday morning.

HOME SWEET HOME - My son & I took off to go see my Mom & Dad, who actually live in the same town as us for the first time in 9 years! It was the first cool, autumn morning of our season here in Florida. The skies were beautiful, the pine trees were consistently bright, dark green. It was just a wonderful, free and easy drive through the country back-roads. We played the CD way too loud, just like I like it. It was great!

BEAUTY AT HOME - The visit was good. They have made their new home beautiful in so many ways, in such a short time. I admire their style, teamwork and thrift. We went home in time for lunch and to get school work done, and much more besides.

GIVING THANKS -On days like today I just can't help but bubble with gratitude for the good life we are allowed to have. Don't get me wrong, there are challenges on every corner. But, not without blessings galore! Today I was cognizant that we need to seek out beauty, through whatever means we experience it; nature, music, wood working, mechanics, knitting, baking, a good book, the possiblities are endless. We need beauty to heal us from the threatening tide of everyday hum-drum stress, and too little time with way too much to do.

Have a beautiful weekend, ya'll!


Cecily R said...

How right you are about seeking out beauty! Sometimes it finds me without me actually looking for it, but all too often I miss some pretty amazing things if I don't watch for it. In those moments I find it in places I never would have thought of before.

Hope your weekend was a great one!

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I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as memory becomes less expensive, the possibility of downloading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could encounter in my lifetime.

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What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

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What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!