Me with a newborn goat, Franny aka Francis from Flatman Farm owned by my beloved friends Tim & Kathy
In my mind today, I'm a bit behind. I had a doctor's visit yesterday, visit from a dear friend who was in town, and Tween Bookclub. Yes I'm sick, tired, busy, and weak but I'm oh so happy I am given the opportunity to give and serve others. Are you? I still have a harrowing, hectic, busy day yet to complete. Baking, writing, and helping throw a Mardi Gras Festival tonight at church to raise money for our Youth Scholarship Fund. So I'm trying to rest a bit before my wheels literally get rolling.
I read many inspirational thoughts today. We always have choices. I try to pray and figure out the right choice to make almost continually throughout my day. As I read this morning, I smiled. Even though many of my choices are energy and life-giving, I'm doing them for the welfare of others. I'm on autopilot most of the time, buzzing haphazardly through my days and commitments. I really don't think before rolling head-on. I really do have a pilot. Look at what I found. "Are you a teacher on the platform of the city gathering experience from life and presenting it to the people as sermons you have learned? Are you a faithful servant who serves only the welfare of the people? Are you a clear thinker examining what is good and useful for society and spending your life in building what is useful and destroying what is harmful? Have you a gift which God has placed in your hands on which to play heavenly melodies which draw?"
by Kahlil Gibran
This really touched my soul as I read it and I understood the reasons behind my willy-nilly behavior. As I kept answering yes, the light bulb in my mind got brighter and and brighter. My heart got bigger and bigger. I was once again amazed. I'm right where God wants me. Thank you for feeding my spirit each day as you inspire me to fight, write, and live. So as we are on the cusp of a new Lenten season, let's flip the script. Let's not give up anything, but think of how we can give more.
Quote of the Day:
"Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird may come."
Sarah Anderson Alley
Dedicated to my pilot.