Savoring this day.....
Ten years ago I had one week on the beach to myself. No car. No company. No laptop. Some would be miserable.
I embraced the solitude and beauty and found that I was never really alone. I felt myself growing in awareness of other things without the demands of meeting the needs of others which is a necessary part of life.
I chronicled the days to keep it alive in memory in my 2001 journal.
Today I have one such day alone!
One day every ten years. Does that make it a pattern? A beach day to cherish.
Alone on the beach...beginning the day from my perch with hot coffee in a favorite spot through the past 20 years...overlooking the dunes and tumbling surf...reading...walking... thinking...praying...processing life. And I am so thankful.
Out of a thankful heart come lessons and preparation for the seasons of life yet to come. I want to delight in this day.
"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10