I find myself today in a lull. Sure, I have things to do. Probably some church growth things to read, visioning to envision, finish those bookmarks for the fall fair, count Sunday School offering, organize a living gift fair for Heifer project for December, make some pastoral calls (in person and via phone and email. it is 2008, you know.)
But all of it is not pressing up against me,
my attention isn't being demanded in this minute,
I have finished up my list for the day, had most of my meetings.
I check my calendar. Nope. nothing scheduled this afternoon. My early evening meeting is cancelled, and I just have Coordinating Council tonight.
I find that I have time.
How strange is this?
No one ever has time.
I sort of feel guilty about having a stash of time on my hands.
I wish I could give it away. My friend Jess could use some of this time.
If there was a way to "bank" time and give it away to people who need it, wouldn't that be great? I would still take the time I needed to be balanced and fulfilled and not overstretched....
but today I am bemused by this few free unscheduled hours.
I have time.
It is GORGEOUS outside.
This weather will soon sink into snow and dark and cold and winter.
I think I will put my time to good use...
and revel in the sunshine
and go for a long walk along the river...
I am grateful, for this time.
Officially Summer - photo taken May 2017
20 hours ago