Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In Other Words---Dwell on These Things

Before I start my In Other Words post, I do want to acknowledge that I know some of you (all 3 or so of my family/friends who read) are waiting to read the details of the Florida trip. I have most of the fifteen entries written, but I have not downloaded any pictures. We took over 3000 pictures, and I need to clear hard drive space to download and edit. Once pictures are loaded, I'll post about the trip. For the rest of you, I'll warn you so you can tune out of the "What I did on my Vacation" if that is not your thing ;)

The day looms ahead, and it is only seven o'clock. Laundry, swimming lessons, ironing, school work, meal planning, general picking up, preparing meals, an evening meeting plus the phone calls and paperwork that needs to be done. "Ugh," is the only thought she can manage.

Plodding downstairs she stops and switches on the praise music. As her tea brews she stares out the window at the baby cygnet hatched last week swimming with its mama. "Great is the Lord!" feels her ears. Inhaling the raspberry aroma from the tea she smiles. Windows are opened to let in the sunshine. The call of the peacock draws her to the back window. Suddenly the day has promise not just tasks.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
~Philippians 4:8~

What's your mind dwelling on today?

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writingcanvas said...

Suddenly the day has promise not just tasks.

Thank you for sharing. :)

~V said...

Had you posted this yesterday I might have said phoey on that....but since yesterday I'm glad that you posted this today because now I agree 100% and this is a very very good lesson...I guess it's all in the way you see it. Ironically I didn't do much yesterday but mope around, today I'm doing chores, but because of my happy mood, they just don't seem like chores today. Hmm that was long winded lol

Bonnie W said...

MiPa, I love this post. It is truly a beautiful short short story. How wonderful to watch the change in this woman in one short paragraph.

Bless you!