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.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
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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