I seem to have so many blessings it’s tiring me out lol! Life is so full of good things, my wonderful family, incredible parties and BBQs, sailing, plants and allotment, great friends, writing, blogging etc. I just wish I had extra energy to enjoy it all more! Now approaching my 67th birthday and having to “pace myself” somewhat it reminds me of the saying that life should be lived to the full not limping to the finish line but skidding into last base lol!
God has been good to me and my more frequent times of rest are punctuated more and more by my heartfelt thanks and appreciation of all He does for me on a daily basis.
We so often take things for granted. The winds change, and suddenly we are engulfed in freezing weather from Siberia! Blissfully complacent, our mild winters delivered endlessly to our shores by the gulf stream and its accompanying warm air currents, we forget we are actually on the same latitude as Siberia and, but for the manifest blessings of God, we would be engulfed in snow, blizzards, and icy temperatures every winter. English weather, so often malined, is actually a miracle of design. The interuption of our wonderful Carabean air currents is a great reminder to count our infinate blessings!
Thankfully I’m very seldom sick and then not for long. I’d been home with both my grandsons having bouts of flu one after the other, but my daughter and littlest grandson being away to visit daddy in Germany I was planing lots of busyness to “catch up”.
Then yesterday I woke up with a headache, sore throat and a runny nose trying to take over. I realized my plans needed to change.Stocking up on extra fruit etc. after my school cycle run, I headed for bed with huge volume of Dickens ( a Christmas gift I’d yet to indulge in)and my current favourite sickness remedial audios (Andrew Wommack’s “Christian Survival Kit”).
Whiling away the day till school pick up reading, listening and dozing I realized I was actually enjoying it immensely. I wasn’t sick, sick, just co operating with my body so it could fight better, my main symptom was extreme tiredness (my body monopolizing energy to fight the infection). In fact I realized this was something my mind and spirit really needed – chill time! I had a great day. Writing in my journal last night I thought just how crazy that was. I guess “in everything give thanks” came alive!
I’ve found it true, what we send out, good or bad, tends to come back. I’m once more experiencing this. As some of my readers may know I cut back on my blogging, publishing research, writer’s club meetings etc. in order to help my daughter and her sweet 3 year old relocate here whist her husband was in Germany.
To keep it short it’s been a long battle with many hurdles. My writing did suffer for a while, but amazingly a great blessing has come from it. You see my daughter is also an aspiring writer. Her strong point (but my weakness) is characterization. She’s recently been using her lunch hour to go over my book (Crystal Portal) and has been giving me lots of terrific in put. Things I just didn’t get before dropped into place and I’m presently recreating my characters in multiple, much needed, layers.
I’m so thankful I didn’t try to publish before as I can see how this is adding so much depth to the book (plus making it more relatable – thus marketable). Far from my writing suffering from her stay , it’s taken a huge leap forward. The boomerang came back again!
I awoke this morning I feeling strangely enthusiastic about this new year (a feeling much at odds with my thoughts and world outlook for sure!) Not the typical new year resolution euphoria (after 64 of them I don’t really get that lol!) more a deep and comforting premonition that something good is coming this year. What it might be I couldn’t say. I’m very content and it’s hard to see how my life could be further enriched. I pray it might be in the lives of my loved ones, or the precious folks here in “blog land”, better still, for all those weary souls at large in the world, a blessing for mankind, that would best enhance my life. I pray it is so.