Growing up in the Northwest, we struggle with a significant light deficit – the sun is often veiled by some form of grey and when it does make its appearance, we strive to make the most of it. And, justify our decision to continue living here with so few days to enjoy our beautiful outdoors.
This morning I am sitting on the back deck with coffee (and obviously, computer) in hand. The sun is shining and the birds are noticeably grateful as well. There is a small tug of guilt as I sit – it feels as though I should be accomplishing something. I just find it so hard to pass up a moment like this.
In the busyness of life, we can often miss that which will fulfill us at the deepest level. As we pursue money and accolades, accomplishment and praise, we often find ourselves still feeling as though we are chasing the unattainable. And in some way, I believe we are. God has given us so many gifts, but one of the most precious is full access to His presence in our lives. Sitting in the quiet, enjoying His creation, taking a moment to reflect and refuel, may seem a bit dry in today’s fast-paced culture, but could quite possibly be what exactly what our hearts and spirits need.
Today, take a moment to enjoy that which brings you joy – a cup of joe, bare toes in the grass, simply appreciating the flowers on your back deck. The laundry list will wait, but this moment will soon be but a memory. Enjoy.