My Vacation of the Year-Aruba

This year 2020 with all the things going on negatively personal and around the world I accepted the fact vacation was out of the question. I resolved to stay home because of Covid-19 and surgery.

Then I got an opportunity to take a trip to Aruba. I took it. With COVID-19 I had to jump through hoops and take to two tests but it was well worth it. Both tests were negative which was a good thing.

I will be staying at two places several days each before I return home. The first place is a hidden paradise. When I got up to the entrance I wondered if this was the place. Once the gate opens it’s something you always wished you could go to but never thought you would.

I believe I will just call it paradise because that is exactly what I imagined paradise would be. There were beautiful flowers, bushes and trees everywhere. I got lost today and found several banana trees full of bananas in an area I hadn’t yet explored.

I don’t ever recall a more peaceful place. When I get home I will start saving for my next trip to paradise.

Have you ever found a peaceful paradise. If not keep looking.

A Different Kind of Day

Today I awakened with no plans. I shrugged my shoulders and decided not to try to come up with a plan. I decided to do a lot of nothing in particular.

My nothing in particular started out with me cleaning my aquarium. My three little fishes are so happy.

While cleaning the tank I kept smelling fresh brewed coffee. How could that be because I was the only one in the house. I guess it was just my imagination running away with me. I brewed a couple cups and came up with a thought which someone before me probably came up with it first. I topped my coffee off with whipped cream that floated like a fluffy cloud. Wow it tasted great.

While fixing my coffee and pomegranates another bright idea came to mind-finger painting. Yes! Sounds like a winner. Something I don’t have to give much thought to. I can even close my eyes while swirling the paint across the paper and when finished open them and there lies before me a beautiful surprise (or mess). I choose to believe for a beautiful surprise.

In these times of uncertainty and craziness we need to cast our cares upon the Lord and do something out of the ordinary. Put on some music and do your best to loosen up and welcome freedom. Then create what isn’t in your thoughts. Be free as the birds in the sky without a care. God cares more for you than the carefree flying birds. Trust Him to do all He said He would do for you in His love letter to you-His Word.

If you don’t have a relationship with Him you can ask Him into your heart right now. He’s ready and willing for you to join His family now. There’s plenty room for more. Blessings.

It’s Fall Y’all

Today Standing in front of the mirror I took a good look at the person looking at me. I began looking at myself with new eyes and discernment. Before I could hardly look at myself because for years I didn’t like who I saw.

Today was different and difficult at the same time. Difficult stepped up and made me look at what I resisted for a lifetime. When I finally got the nerve to look myself in the eye I saw an amazingly beautiful person that I immediately fell in love with. The overwhelming love brought me to tears. I confessed my love for the person I was looking at-me.

I received a piece of mail that said, “Prepare Your Home For Seasonal Changes.” I thought I would look at myself and what I could do to prepare myself for the winter season. I would amp up my supplements to help ward off any viruses that would try to overtake me. Next I would pull my winter wardrobe from the back of my closet to make repairs and replacements as needed.

Since it’s beginning to be soup season I will collect new recipes I’ve never had before and try them. Um, just the thought of a bowl of delicious soup with crusty bread, apple crisp and warm apple cider as a chaser sounds great.

A nice sidebar is an early evening walk as the crisp fall weather kisses my cheeks while I enjoy the changing foliage.

How do you feel about the person you see in the mirror every day?

Just Wondering

In light of all the happenings in the world-America in particular I have been wondering about a few things.

I wonder how many flu virus deaths there has been in the world-America compared to Covid 19. How come no one makes a big deal out of those lost lives.

What makes Covid 19 such a big deal? Is wearing a mask really helpful? Exactly what are masks preventing except for the inability to breathe? If there is a concern about what comes out of your nose and mouth then masks should have been a part of our attire since the beginning of time.

What if you have Covid 19 and you always wear a mask. Does that mean you are constantly reinfecting yourself by reloading your lungs every time you breathe in?

How would you revive some who passes out with a mask on and you have one on also? Do you just stand over the person and not doing anything because of your fear of Covid 19. At that point would you be thinking your life is more important than theirs? Jesus touched the lepers when everyone else was afraid to and they got healed when everyone else wanted to run away.

That brings me to another wonder. Why does it seem that fear is the major player in this pandemic? Every time you turn around the instructions, reasons and closings change. Most get worse. So after all these months Americans don’t know if they are going or coming or which way they went. All of the uncertainty, new directions, closures of jobs, schools, church, etc makes one wonder if it is a “plandemic,” instead of a pandemic.

So why does it seem everyone is treated like they are infected when most are not. Why doesn’t only the infected get quarantined instead of everyone?

Never in my life have I seen anything like this.

That is why I’m …. JUST WONDERING!