Got up this morning, left the TV off and spent quality time with God. After I finished with work responsibilities I headed outdoors! The sun was shining and I even got some windows cleaned.
When I came out I scared the squirrel off that was munching on a walnut. So, I left two cashews nearby. I love watching the squirrels through the kitchen window. Today was so beautiful and seemed like a teaser for spring.
I am really looking forward to Spring and Summer here! I was walking around today getting ideas for the garden area too. It continued to feel great to leave the news turned off and focus on home activities!
I hope your finding other things to focus on than the news too! Today I didn’t check the news (not msm) till after 6pm. Media breaks are essential… even therapeutic. This is a great time of the year to plan a home project. Spring is closer than you think and pre-planning those ideas gives you a feeling of optimism for your future.
Before I end this post I will share a piece from my devotional that I read today. This comes from “Streams in the Desert” by: L. B. Cowman. It was originally published in 1925. It comes at the end of the devotion for January 15th:
Tread in solitude your pathway,
Quiet heart and undismayed.
You will know things strange, mysterious,
Which to you no voice has said.
While the crowd of petty hustlers
Grasps at vain and meager things,
You will see a great world rising
Where soft sacred music rings.
Leave the dusty road to others,
Spotless keep your soul and bright,
As the radiant ocean’s surface
When the sun is taking flight.
–from the German of V. Schoffel