August has flown by – Minutes filled with work, accomplishing projects and conversations.
But the best moments were those spent with good friends – talking, sharing and just being together.
Relationships are an important part of any steps we take through life. Knowing we are not alone allows us to step more confidently.
“This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.
We only have that moment in time. If we waste it, we are wasting a part of who we are. In that moment in time we have the ability to reflect, connect with loved ones, do some meaningful work, try new things, and look for opportunities.
Dr. Nathaniel Branden in his book, “The Art of Living Consciously” wrote about the need to take responsibility for where we are at any point in time. We are responsible for how we spend those moments. We decide whether we will live a life of purpose or simply plod along without joy or expectation.
This is the day the Lord has made. These are the moments He has given us. Pack them full of life lived to the fullest.
We live in a fast paced world – everybody running here and there, often fragmented and disconnected.
But we choose our pace. We choose to work hard to accomplish things. We choose to slow our steps to appreciate the people around us; to spend time with those we love. We choose to make relationships an important part of our lives.
We choose to stop and look and appreciate what God has given us and give thanks for our many blessings. We choose to notice that squirrel trying to steal food from the bird feeder or the hummingbirds challenging each other as they flit about. We choose to notice that person in need and do something about it.
If we are constantly running, we will miss out on those very special moments in time when we are richly blessed.
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