Spontaneous, Restless and Right Now
Last week a friend laid out an invitation to meet her in Grand Rapids for the day to ride a couple trails. Alas, I had obligations that day and besides, it was four hours round trip. But the thought kept challenging me. It presented my heart with this great little opportunity for personal growth. Could I really make it all come together? Who knew. I decided to see.
I dropped the kids off at 8am, had such a lovely car trip all to myself and managed to ride two trails I’ve always wanted to ride with wonderful company. I got home with no snafus and even had a half hour to work on my Bible study by the lake in the sunshine before school let out. It was true, my heart gained much that day.
I’ve been on a few mountain bike trails since then and I cannot believe how confidence resides in me like never before. I am totally blaming it on the spontaneous trip. Totally.
Now we move into the everyday life. Last night when I finished teaching a class one of my students said, “all I need now is one of Jim’s great meals.” I felt so proud and privileged at that thought. It’s important to stop and recognize frequently all that you have. The very gift of life is indeed in your everyday.