Yesterday was one of those days I was feeling very down.
Actually, since getting sick the day before New Year's Eve I
just haven't felt very good. I haven't felt like going anywhere,
seeing anyone, or doing anything. I have to force myself to do things.
Like last weekend, my favorite art show of the year is
the Mt. Dora art festival. I really didn't feel like going but
made myself. I know I've said this before but I wanted to try one more
time - if we go to Mt. Dora it won't be
during an art festival. It's a huge show, 6 city blocks, but it's
like going to Disney on the busiest day of the year and not
having space between you and the next sweaty person.
Not a whole lot of fun. The best part was going in the antique shops and
getting out of the show. I saw one piece of art in a shop that has inspired
me to try something different. I will show when it's done. Chuck also got
me a couple of, I don't know what they're called, to use in a piece. Photo later.
But, I forgot my camera, again something I haven't felt like doing.
If you know me you know my camera goes everywhere-so that's saying
something's not quite right.
Back to yesterday. Feeling down, hurt all over, don't
feel like going, doing, photographing, nothing. Corey was
meeting a friend. She was leaving through the garage when Jesse
came through the front door. She was supposed to meet a friend at the
park but her friend had to cancel. She was going to take her dog Finn
and my dog Renny to the park anyway. I decided no matter how I was feeling
I had to get out and asked if I could go with her.
So glad I did.
|I did go down the bank to be able to take pictures. On the|
way down my leg got stuck (the one with the rod in it) and I
couldn't move it. She had to come help me. I know it's not funny
but when that happens it makes me laugh.
|Getting Renny used to the water and ready for a swim.|
|This was on the column by the picnic table|
we were sitting at.
|She did get Finn adjusted to the water before he went in.|
|Jesse and Finn going to cross the water|
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday
epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
Sarah Ban Breathnach, from 1000 Gifts
I am grateful for a God who sees our needs and
takes care of them even when we don't realize we need them (Him).