For the past few weeks or so, the weather has been absolutely beautiful where I live, on the Eastside of Seattle. We have had several days of clear blue skies and temperatures well into the 70s…for any area it would be considered good weather, but especially for this area.
One of the things I like most about days like these, are the evenings. I have done my best to spend time each day outside, and especially in the evenings. There is something peaceful about sitting on the porch and just enjoying the sunshine, getting to spend time in God’s creation. From reading, writing, taking a nap, or even just listening to the sounds of the birds and playing with my dog, it just feels great to be outside. During these times I spend time thinking and reflecting on many different things. I often just let my mind wander, for better or worse, and see where my thoughts take me. It is great having a time for reflection and relaxation, not to mention getting to soak up some good old Vitamin D!
This post does not have much of a main point or purpose, I just wanted to briefly mention that I enjoy these times and greatly appreciate them. I have been reminded to be intentional about taking time each day to relax and just enjoy life. Below are a couple pictures of my time this evening, including a picture of the writing of this post…which I am doing outside!
I was just perusing through various websites and came across the below picture. I know it is a bit out of focus but there are some great bits of advice on it! It is mainly for guys but it works for nearly anyone. Check it out and feel feel free to comment with any pieces of advice you may have too.
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, many aspects of life are being put on hold until the wind, rain and raging seas die back down. I have heard countless reports of businesses, schools and transportation systems being shut down and people being told to stay safely inside and out of the weather.
There is one exception to this….Even in the midst of so much sheer power, destruction and adverse conditions, the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will remain steadfast and true to their mission.
Please join me in praying for these brave men and may they be an inspiration to us all.