Today is Friday and Fridays are special to me. The pace is different. I am motivated to get a lot done so that I can enjoy the weekend. The sunshine seems sweeter and the birds happier. There is a lightness to my steps. This weekend we are having a garage sale. I don’t think we will make all that much money, but that isn’t the point. The point is that the things we haul out to the driveway are NOT coming back in the house. Our HOA has arranged for a truck from Goodwill to be in the area to accept dropoffs after the garage sale. So out things either sell or will be donated.
I love how the house feels after a good de-cluttering. It frees my mind. . . and that is a good thing! We live in the southwest and springtime is already leading to temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s. The northeast and midwest got more snow this week. I would imagine they are getting impatient for the lovely springtime weather. I remember feeling that way by March when I lived in the midwest and northeast.
Today I spent lovely time with God in prayer. I sensed Him speaking to my heart, and telling me that all is well. I have felt a lovely sense of peace and serenity all day today. Normally a day before a garage sale I am a bit frantic. Not today, though; instead I just move purposefully from room to room and task to task. It’s a nice change of pace! Have you ever had a day where you just knew everything important would get done? Now, it has been a somewhat busy week. I have tutored a lot of students this week, and by Friday I would normally be drained…completely exhausted. Instead I just feel “with it”. That is most definitely God’s presence.
I hope that that mindset continues all weekend. I long for peaceful days spent walking by the ocean, and a gently breeze blowing across the waves. But for now I dwell in the desert. It is lovely too, and gazing at my pictures of ocean sunsets sustains me until I walk beside the ocean once again.
This has been an odd year so far. I am surprised by a changed sense of perspective, priority, and perspective. I have a feeling of finality to my actions and decisions. Very strange. Not disturbing, just different. My faith and friendships mean more to me than ever. I pray that today finds you…loved in so many ways.