It’s a beautiful fall day. The windows and doors are open and the twins are outside playing. It’s been like this for a week. I’ve needed this, sunshine without the sweltering heat of a Texas summer. Fresh air with a hint of cooler weather to come; it’s still not cold enough to keep the mosquitoes and flies away, so we’re not to my weather nirvana, but we’re close. And close is good.
Close means soon the garden will be tilled and the dirt allowed to rest till spring. It means the yard won’t need mowing every week. The weeds won’t need pulling. The outside work will be set aside for another season, and I can rest from that work. That’s not to say more won’t start. The holidays are close at hand so projects inside need to be started and completed in the next few months. List made and items checked off. But it’s different from what I’ve been doing and that makes it exciting.
It’s in the everyday activities that I find rest. And though resting while I work doesn’t seem possible, for me and many others it is. Doing the same thing every day makes a good life seem dull. Change, even subtle, can help transform a mindset that has grown bored with life. It still requires the person to see the beauty in the everyday, but it is possible.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens
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