So here we are – 14 days (or 15 days depending on your time zone) into a new decade. Often we use the event of a new year to make change. At the start of 2020, many of us started work on our resolutions to do better, be better or at least seem better. Maybe we wanted to lose a few pounds or change jobs or adjust our attitudes. Those resolutions – promises to ourselves and to the world – are for some us already broken but we are just fine. God loves us, just as we are and we can begin again tomorrow. One Day At A Time, life gives us fresh options.
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Grace, the lovely big Tabby got a taste of the outdoors today. I let her come out as I watered mums and swept debris from the giant pine tree in my back yard. She explored and then obediently went inside without being coaxed. She seems to have struck a balance in her life as she changes course. Many of you know Grace can be very demanding and vocal about her concerns. I watch her adapt to a new routine quietly marking her territory deciding how she wants to experience her new surroundings. Fall is a time of change. Colder weather sets in, the leaves on the trees change colors and our work schedules take on some intensity. The last quarter of the year. It can for some of us be a time of upheaval, often things take a different turn and we have to change course and change our expectations.
Today where I live the temperature reached 99 degrees. Yes, it’s summer. It’s hot but it’s summer and it’s a good time to read and reflect and to find some peace by the lake, on the beach or in one’s own back yard.
Change. Change is something that we all face. No matter how old, or what gender or race or what is in your pocketbook. Change is ongoing and constant. We don’t control Change but we can learn to manage and accept it.
The quality of our lives depends in large part on our choices. We can choose to be angry and upset. We can choose to let the misguided motorist drive in front of our car on the freeway. We can chose joy. We are not completely powerless. God directs our lives but He gives us choices.