These are crazy times. Yesterday I found myself packing up my laptop and heading out to work from home for the next two weeks.
The past few days have been tense and stressful. My brain focuses on one thing then another.
Monday night on my walk, not only did the fresh outdoors help me refocus, it helped me see the new life sprouting up all over the wash. I’m trying to identify these beautiful daisy type flowers, still not quite sure what they are. But they are beautiful. I plan to go out there every day after I finish work (except for today…God chose to water my wild flower bed in the wash). I want to see them open and watch them grow if I can.
That is my goal for this week. Refresh myself outdoors each evening. See what is growing, see light, color and see others out there doing the same. There is something therapeutic about outdoors, fresh air and exercise.
I see good and beauty. And I will do my best to focus on that, and not the fear that threatens to grip me tightly and not let go. I hope each of you are able to do the same.
And for fun, I walked around my yard and snapped a few water photos this afternoon when the rain stopped. Beautiful and fresh.
“Fear’s contagious, but so is courage.” ~ Betty Williams
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr