Day At A Time


The other morning my husband and I were discussing the summer and wondering what had happened to it. It is so hard to believe that we are already in August and the stores are having “Back To School” sales.

Somewhere in the middle of wedding plans…..moving elderly parents….floods and day to day summer things the time just blew right by us. We have now moved to the phase of harvesting the stuff in the garden, trying to keep weeds under control in the fields and the garden and keeping the lawn mowed.

When we get to wondering how time seems to move so fast; my husband’s favorite line is, “One day at a time…one day at a time”. He is right, of course. Each day starts full of promise and before you know it….the day is done and it is time to call it a day.

It is good on these seeming fast days to stand and watch the sun come up. It is good to take that minute to marvel at the beauty that is around us….the blue of the sky, the lush green of a lawn, the fawns that wander onto that green lawn,  and the vibrant colors of the flowers that are in bloom.

Those moments are a gift. They are a wonderful free gift to us to stop and take a breath….to stop and really enjoy that moment of the day we are given. They are an invitation to forget the busyness for a very brief time and just enjoy the moment that is.

In all the busyness that is our lives, may we enjoy the gift we are given. May we remember to take that small moment and watch the sun rise and the sun set. And may we enjoy all those moments between the rise and set. May we remember to take a day at a time and maybe even a moment at a time……


 “He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11

39 thoughts on “Day At A Time

  1. A. Michelle! says:

    I just realized we’re using the same template. 🙂 I really need to commit to writing more. Guess who has recently received approval to counsel professionally. Yes, “Day at a time.” —what a weight this was on me. The waiting, I feel like I have so much more to do with this release/approval. Thank you for the reminder –each day is a given gift.

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  2. says:

    Time seems to speed even faster as we grow older. I’m in a day by day point in my life right now, but I also am assured of an eternity in heaven which means I’m getting closer every day❤️

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  3. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    What a truly beautiful, incredible post. It tells a story in a way which teaches us about ‘time’. Our ‘clock time’ isn’t the real time. It’s simply a man made time. It’s God’s time which is the real time. And His time can be a thousand years in just one day, or one day in a thousand years. We just need to learn patience.

    LOVE love love this post. You take me on your journey and I feel the peace.
    Much love ~ Cobs. xxx

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      Thank you so much! Once I saw that sun beaming through those clouds I went in search of my phone to snap a photo. I am glad it turned out as good as it did. I could not tell what I was actually taking a photo of looking into the sun like that.

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  4. Al says:

    One day at a time can even be condensed into “live in the moment.” Thank you for the upbeat post.

    P.S. Did you hire a professional yard service to help with the weeding (middle picture?)

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      LOL on the pro lawn service!! Every so often we get deer right on the yard. These two hung around for about a half hour just nibbling and bouncing around. I think they might live in our corn field.
      And you are so welcome. I needed upbeat myself as I have been hobbling around for about 8 weeks and finally gave in and had my knee checked. They think I have a meniscus tear…we shall see for sure on Monday. Big Sigh…..getting old really stinks!


  5. Ame says:

    i love this … so love this. you have such a beautiful heart 🙂

    i took a few moments the other day, picked up a salad and went to the park, by myself. i didn’t even tell anyone i was going or that i went. to just … be. it was wonderful. i needed that perspective.

    was a bit funny, though, b/c it was sooo windy! the wind blew some of my lettuces out before i could eat them … i just pretended i was feeding the bunnies that would come out later in the evening 🙂

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I think that is why I love to sit on our porch outside in the mornings. It is so quiet except for the birds and distant sounds. I can just “be”. What a great way to put it Ame.
      I am sitting here grinning visualizing your lettuce flying around! Pretty sure those rabbits loved it!


  6. Deb says:

    I was just saying that today…how it seems the summer has past by and I haven’t really had time to enjoy it. It’s been such a humid summer that I’ve stayed indoors most of the time, I mean oppressive humidity! I do try to enjoy the blue skies, the breezes when there is one, the sun, the little amount of clothing we have to wear right…that’s a big one…no great big heavy winter coats and boots and scarfs and hats and mittens!!! I definitely enjoy watching my critters everyday and there’s seems to be a new species joining each week! I love that pic of the fawns…how delicate and your flowers are so gorgeous! Thanks for the great reminder Faye…say thanks to hubby too!! Enjoy the rest of your summer. 🙂 ❤

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