2017: Page 334

Page 334 has been a quiet day.  So quiet, in fact, that I think I will go straight to today’s photo and the thoughts/lessons that stand out to me from the day.  The photo is of a woodpecker that has been working on this hole in the tree for several days in a row.  He takes a break every once in a while, but has spent considerable time each morning hollowing out this tree.  Each day he disappears further into the tree as his work continues — he can now fit the entire front half of his body into the hole.

Anyhow, as I reflect on the day, here are some thoughts/lessons that stand out to me:

  • A quiet day that seems uneventful doesn’t mean there are no lessons to be learned.
  • Today’s soundtrack began with the song that says, “Since the world didn’t give it to me, the world can’t take it away!”
  • There is comfort that can be found in good routines.
  • If something is worth doing, it is worth keeping at it until it is done.
  • Mundane tasks are only mundane in our mind — if they have a reason to be done, they should be done well and with satisfaction.
  • Much of our life is filled with tasks that by themselves seem rather unimportant — but they usually have more importance than we give them credit for.
  • Not every project can be, or even needs to be, done on the same day it is started.  
  • Urgent and necessary are not always the same thing.  Wisdom will seek God for the “one thing” that must be done, then allow the urgent things to flow from the necessary.

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