Monday, September 18, 2006

Just what the doctor ordered.....


What an absolutely gorgeous early fall day. Bright sun. Cool breeze. Feathery clouds. I love this time of year. I took the entire day off for a doctor’s appointment - and I am so glad I did! I went to Caribou with my book this morning and sat and read and enjoyed a Mint Condition. After I left there I felt complete freedom. I didn't have to hurry - there was no stress. I was calm, content, filled with joy and peace and happiness. Driving with the window down, the breeze in my hair and great tunes on the radio. This day stretches out expectantly before me with an endless array of possibilities! I can do whatever I want. No expectations. What a wonderful gift. If I had this opportunity every day would I still cherish it? Or take it for granted and waste it? Would it still be special? Joyful? Would I still take (and revel in) time alone with God? I'm so happy today. So totally, totally happy. Smiling. Joyful. Patient - I didn't even care when somebody cut me off in traffic. I just smiled and let them in. What a wonderful, wonderful gift today has been. I think I'll go for a walk..... :)

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This made me long for a day off! I would love to just take a beautiful fall day to read and "let my hair down". What a fun post :)

Christine said...

This is good to hear!~

anne said...

Wow...just that image of blue sky does such wonderful things for my heart and soul. Thanks so much!