Monday, March 30, 2020


Year 8-Day 90:Today, I am grateful for outside! 

We are confined to home for the most part. It is not easy. I typically love being home, but nothing is typical about the world at this moment. I am finding respite and restoration in a walk outside, even if is short. The sun today feels like spring. Work out clothing is plenty. No sweatshirt needed.  

If you are feeling claustrophobic, head outside. If you can work from a laptop, outside is a real option in these days of confinement. Opening the slider is another way to bring in fresh air (if you can handle the humidity and the allergens).

Again, I think of Anne Frank. To not be able to go outside would make this quarantine so much harder. We can take advantage of the freedom and the fresh air. 

In the outdoors, our breaths seem deeper, fuller and fresh. 

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air."  –Ralph Waldo Emerson

What will you do with this one precious day? Live in the moment. 

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24

Don't borrow tomorrow's troubles. Today has enough of its own. Embrace what is good and normal. Endure what is hard, knowing that each trial we face is preparation for the next hard thing. Remember, we were not promised this life would always be good. The promise is that our God is always good. Even in challenging times. 

We can embrace the gifts and the goodness in this day. 

 Today, I am grateful for outside! 

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