Here is the journal page I made on day two of the Write time, Write place journal project with http://www.paperbellastudio.com/ . As I thought about summer I realized that I was waiting for it to start. Rain and cloudy skies kind of put a crimp in the shorts and t-shirt attire. But what really stood out was the fact that I spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting for good weather to have fun, waiting for an invite from a friend to go somewhere new, waiting for a cleaner house to invite someone over, waiting for time to miraculously appear to start exercising, waiting for health issues to arise to motivate me to lose weight, waiting for others to make up their minds about vacations to plan my summer, waiting for kids to grow up to have dreams of my own. So much wasted time that could be used enjoying life. Ecclesiastes 5:17 says Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud-frustrated, discouraged, and angry. If you look in verses 19-20 Solomon says; To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life-that is indeed a gift from God. People who do this rarely look with sorrow on the past, for God has given them reasons for joy.
I don't want to wait anymore. I want to take each day and enjoy it for what it is. Enjoy my work when I am doing it, enjoy my times of playing when I am doing that and make time to do the things that I want to do and not wait any longer for other people or situations to change. Accepting what my lot is and enjoying being right where I am, letting God give me joy in the midst of it all. Moment by moment, step by step.