Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Every Day

Having intentions of posting on a regular basis doesn't seem to be panning out for me.  My spirit is willing but my flesh is distracted.  There is no shortage of distractions.  Rather than becoming overwhelmed by them, let's focus on the every day.

There is joy in the every day.  The rising in the morning from a night's sleep in a cozy bed.  The first sip of hot coffee.  The fresh morning air.  The beauty of tulips awakening in hopes of an early spring. The satisfaction of daily chores finished. The sweet fellowship of shared meals. The quiet dusk of another day.  A return to slumber only to begin anew in the morning.

The every day is a gift.  I know all too often I take it for granted.  Regardless of our circumstances, let us remember the simple joys in the every day.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Gina~

    Beautiful post...and I agree wholeheartedly! I do think we need to focus on today, do the best we can and just carry on. I am always so grateful for another day, there are so many things to be thankful for, even amid such chaos.

    I hope you are well, stay safe sweet friend! XOXO

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb
    BArb

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    1. Hugs & Love to you Barb! Taking each day at a time just makes sense!

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  2. A wonderful post! Also, I really like the Dinah Craik passage. I would like the book.

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  3. You are so right, with all that is going on right now we have to concentrate on the good and what a great life we have and all to be thankful for! You don't have to feel rushed on when you post, take it all one day at a time, we will be here!

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    1. Thank you, Connie! Staying busy helps! :-)

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  4. Beautiful thoughts, dear Gina! It's a wonderful reminder of how much we should be grateful for. It's the little things in life that make each day special. In this crazy world, it's good to focus on those sweet and calming moments every day. It's also important not to feel overwhelmed by imagined obligations. Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves and we have to remember to be kind to ourselves, too. Sending hugs and blessings to you, dear friend. xo

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Hugs and blessings to you too! xo

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  5. What a wonderful post to read this afternoon! I, for one, tend to forget about the simple daily things that bring joy. Perhaps that is what the Lord is trying to tell us as we shelter in place!

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    1. Robin, I have been thinking the very same thing. Times like these really make us rethink our priorities.

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