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.”