...caused me to see things from
a new perspective.
I generally don't spend a great deal
of time in our pool,
sad I know, but usually if I'm in it
I'm involved in cleaning it.
I tend to feel guilty spending time
swimming when I see weeding, watering
and yard work I should attend to.
I am blessed with a beautiful home
and while I enjoy living here,
maintaining this yard requires alot of work.
So, back to the heat wave we're having...
I have found that while doing yardwork
I have needed to jump in the pool on
occasion lest my family come home in the
evening to find me passed out from heat stroke.
I found myself floating around and
looking upward towards the sky
(I didn't want to look anywhere I might spot
a wayward weed beckoning me to pluck it).
This new vantage point was magical,
I had forgotten what it was like to lie on
my back and peek through the tree canopy.
This was something I had done frequently
as a child,
I need to do it more often!
This new perspective gave me new eyes,
if I hadn't looked skyward
I might have missed the crepe myrtles
blooming. I had spent so much time
focused on the ground staring at the weeds
that I didn't see the beautiful blooms
How many other times in my life have
I had my nose to 'the grindstone'
and missed a gift simply because I did
not lift my eyes towards the heavens?
What are your eyes fixated upon lately?
Have you dared to look away from
the duties of the day so that you might
catch a glimpse of heaven here on earth?