Tuesday, September 8, 2009
HOLIDAYS EVERY DAY
We were out shopping today, the sun was shining, a cool breeze blew off the snowy mountains, the carpark was only half-full and people wandered in the relaxed way that I have come to appreciate so much in the small town we live near. It's like being on holiday every day. :o)
There are quite a few alternative folks living around here, it's good for the atmosphere - no big city rush, no stress, no "me first" attitudes - well, very few anyway.
And if we don't mind a few sandflies we head over the hill for the beach where the children can shout, run and dig and get "sand in the eyes and the ears and the nose, And sand in the hair, and sand-between-the-toes". For weeks afterwards we are reminded of our beach visit as we find sand in carseats, socks left rolled up in the bottom of the laundry hamper and the pocket of trousers that have been through the wash twice. But what harm is a little sand?
We are very blessed that the Lord has placed us here. If He calls us somewhere else, I pray that we will respond like Abraham did - willingly, in faith.
But in the meantime we just soak it all in, enjoy it to the fullest, and serve Him where He has planted us.