Every day in our life's journey holds its own special treasures, if we have eyes to see...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Journey with Honor Continues

Honor has arrived in Caifornia, and our journey together has begun a new chapter. He is getting acclimated to sunshine in February and two new pasture mates. As always happens when a new horse is introduced, there is a certain amount of chasing about and establishing who's who, but on the whole, he seems to be settling in just fine.

Horses are great that way. They don't hold on to what was, moping in a corner, refusing to eat or drink or mingle because they have been transplanted. They step into the now. I like that, and I am struck with how valuable that ability is, because we get stuck so easily--stuck in the past or stuck on our past, and that past interprets our present and dictates our future.

Of course, it's not as simple as just deciding to move on. Then again, maybe it is. If we turn our eyes to what we have today, they turn away from yesterday, and really, that's pretty simple.

We may wish to change some of our choices and past experiences, but if you find out how to do that, please give me shares in your company! Or maybe our past was more pleasant than our present. But how sad if we live our days looking back to what was, rather than living the day we are in and looking forward to what is to come.

And for the wounds garnered along the way, regrets, and pains of life, the best thing to do is to take them to the Great Healer and then move on. Like Honor. He does not look to the past.  His eyes are bright and his ears are perked forward, taking in this new place he's landed in.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

One of Those Days

I'm having one of those days. You know the kind--where you can think of about eight things you'd like to do, but when it comes right down to it, you end up doing nothing.

So here's what I could have done today, if I'd summoned up sufficient willpower:

  • Taken a walk in the absolutely perfect weather.
  • Written at least one of several letters I want to write.
  • Call someone to catch up on their life happenings.
  • Read something for fun.
  • Worked on taxes.
  • Had a meaningful conversation.
  • Played the harp.
  • Petted the cat.

I actually started to do the last two things, but the cat left before I was quite ready for her to, and the harp was not as satisfying as I wanted it to be. So now, I'm back where I started. What to do with myself and the unexpected bit of leisure time.

What I'm tempted to do:
  • Complain to anyone that will listen (which is, I suppose, what this blog is really all about)
  • Whine (which I am doing).
  • Eat something. (Waiting for the apple pie to come out of the oven).
  • Go to bed (but it's only 5:42).

What I will do:

  • Count my blessings (which should take me at least until the pie comes out of the oven).
  • Eat my pie while I read something fun.
  • Find the cat and pet her until she leaves again.
  • Encourage myself in the Lord by remembering how lovely and faithful He is.
  • Look forward to tomorrow and maybe a more brilliant blog entry next time!