The first hour of page 252 was spent unwinding from day 251 before heading to bed at 1 AM. Being a Saturday, I was able to sleep in and catch up on some rest before starting my day. My first task once I was awake, was to write yesterday’s page. A good part of it included some of the things I am praying in regard to hurricane Irma. Once the page was written and published, I took those prayer points and compiled them into a prayer guide that I posted online and sent out to the Impact Prayer Ministry email list.
The rest of the morning was spent relaxing with some computer and Wii games before getting Susan up and then firing up the pellet grill to work on lunch. As I let the grill heat up, I saw once of the hummingbirds at the feeder so I grabbed my camera and shot some photos around the front yard. Today’s photo is one I took as a butterfly was working its way across the surface of a zinnia blossom. I enjoyed watching it as it seemed to leave no pollen unturned in its quest. After taking some late-morning photos, I finished up the bacon cheeseburgers so they were ready for lunch when Mary Jane got home. After lunch I ended up taking a nap before doing some more research on a family fall break getaway.
As evening came, I went outside to watch for the Air Force flyover for the football game in town and was able to get one photo of the planes as they went by. Part of the evening relaxing was spent working on some photo and scheduling some social media posts before sitting down to write today’s page.
As I reflect on the day, here are some thoughts/lessons that stand out to me:
- It’s difficult to really start one day until you finish the previous one.
- Flexible schedules keep long days from becoming too burdensome.
- Much of what God gives each of us is meant to be shared.
- Even when I find great value in what I do, it can be difficult to believe it has value to others — but it won’t have any value to them if I don’t share it.
- Living with open eyes helps me to see things that I can’t seem to help but photograph.
- How often do I leave no stone unturned in my quest to know God?
- There is an incredible amount of wonder and beauty to be seen in this country — more than I’ll probably ever get to, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing what I can.
- There is great value in finding ways to have restful days from time to time.