Please comment on what you learned in June, then share or forward. We'll call it a party within a party...
Here are just a few things that I learned in June:
- Life is not, in fact, boring. Sometimes things get wild. Just when I think that I am going to be crushed under the sheer repetitiveness of cleaning this house and driving to the grocery store again, God grabs my whole basket of life and throws it in the air. I have no idea where the pieces will land. They will probably land exactly where they started and I learned in June, that I will NOT take that for granted. Actually, I will probably will take it for granted, but not for quite awhile.
- Sometimes it feels kind of good when your basket of life is in the air.
- I glow. This June, while our entire basket of life was in the air, my husband said I had a glow about me. It's adrenaline. I am not stressed by the pieces of my life careening around my head, landing who-knows-where, but I am awake, alive and aware.
- Sometimes God is like a freight train, fast, loud and powerful rolling right through your life. You can run alongside and grab on or you can watch it go by. This has happened to me before. I LOVE IT WHEN HE IS LIKE THIS. LOVE IT! Just grab the train and hold on. It is one of the few things I do well and I encourage you to grab the Train next time He comes by. It will take your breath away. It will make you glow.
- Running can be fun. This is revolutionary. I am a walker. Two weeks ago I would tell you that I hate running. My daughter and I started Couch to 5K. It's fun. I am embarrassed to admit that I look forward to the three days a week that we run. Seven weeks to go and we will be "runners" able to go three miles any time we want.
- I can still surprise myself. (I didn't say confuse myself, that happens every day.) Forty-two years old and starting to run. After a lifetime of faithful Dr. Pepper drinking, I now prefer Coke. Goodbye 30 years of Hershey's with Almonds, my favorite candy bar is now Milky Way. Maybe it's early menopause.
- Don't take your local farmers' market for granted. Their stuff really is better. The weather here in NC is messed up this year though. We had about three weeks of strawberries instead of six. The blueberries and tomatoes are not here yet. I miss my berries. Next year I won't mess around. I will eat local strawberries because local strawberries taste like candy and store strawberries taste like cardboard unless you sprinkle sugar on top. Then they taste like cardboard with sugar.
July may well bring the landing of the basket of life, most likely right where it was before. But maybe not...
gotta go, there's a Train to catch,
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