Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Changing Gears

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.

Mary Oliver

For a moment I’m confused, and in my first waking moments I take attendance to figure out who’s here.

Ladybug Girl won’t be climbing into bed for early morning snuggles; she’s back home and heading to camp of another kind this morning. Daughter isn’t here; she’s gearing up for another week of moving forward. Gerry is home; he and Maya have resumed their middle-of-the-night outdoor visits (she and I have a mutual understanding when he’s away and we sleep soundly through the night.)

This morning begins with a different cadence from that which has been our summer to date. My back is demanding a day or two of relative rest as I ease into canning and gardening and photography and writing (peppered, of course, with copious amounts of time spent on the deck with stacks of books).

For now, I begin the day in stillness and with an abundance of gratitude.

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This month, I’m posting a link every day to a blog from the eclectic collection I read regularly. Tim Challies (https://www.challies.com/) curates a plethora of interesting stuff from around the web every day. He pens articles of his own too, on topics that will make you think.

Word wrangler. Photo taker. I'm here early every morning with one of my photos and a few simple words. | Nulla dies sine linea: not a day without a line. | Soli Deo gloria: to the glory of God alone.
1 comment
  1. We have had a swinging front door the past few days with houseguests coming and going. So I’ve had to take attendance too. Now it’s just Cliff and I. To borrow your phrase: “simple happy” and full of gratitude for friends and family!

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