This morning we rode into town and home again. I don’t know if I should be more concerned about posting pics like this one but it is too good to leave out. The point of making a fool of myself is to encourage you to get up and get moving now! Don’t wait! Admittedly, I do get home before the sun comes up and my attire may need to improve before summer arrives but at least I am getting active! My 5:30am reality today was not pretty. I rolled out of bed (after being up with my 2 year old who was coughing and crying until around 11pm) grabbed the first items of clothing I could find, couldn’t find my joggers and so went out in my black shoes, couldn’t remember where I put my beanie and so wore one of Adam’s and grabbed my son’s Auskick backpack to put my camera and extra jacket in. So here I am. Embracing all that is daggy!
Notice my headlight? All legal now! Yes sir-ee! Oh Adam has been a champ getting along side me as I get moving!
I really look forward to the time we have together exercising in the morning! Carving out a bit of us time more frequently is great. I especially like walking because we have some time to talk. Correction. I have some time to talk (you know, women do have a higher word quota than men!) Having said that, Adam enjoys a good yarn and enthusiastically shares his observations.
For example, we were cautiously making our way through a park one morning before the sun had risen. We could see very little when Adam spoke up.
“You know, we can only see far enough ahead to see where we are heading one step at a time! Our attention needs to be on what we can see. Not what we can’t. There’s a sermon in that!”
The next morning we were riding our bikes and Adam had a moment of brilliance as we stood under the street light waiting to cross the road.
“You know, you can see when you’re standing in the light.”
“Hmmm. That’s amazing Adam.”
“No, think about it! If you are in the dark you can’t see, so step into the light and you can see! There’s a sermon in that!”
Our running joke is, of course, “there’s a sermon in that!”
So this morning I couldn’t help but notice the life lessons all around me. I noticed the dry, brown looking willow tree. Looks a little like how I feel some days. And yet, it is still getting plenty of water as it is planted by the water and will soon show lots of life once again! (Yes I will!)
So, not the best photo but you get the idea.
Then we can take something as beautiful as a park in the dark. Just because you can’t see it all doesn’t make it any less beautiful! There’s gotta be a sermon in that!
So here’s to the life lessons all around us day in and day out!
Open your eyes to the moments where you can say “there’s a sermon in that!”