That all of a sudden
children in the car
trip to get ice cream cones.
As a little girl I enjoyed the spontaneous adventures.
Root beer floats in tall glass mugs.
A once in a lifetime experience seeing Roy Rogers and gang.
Never forget it
bigger than life
for me at nine.
Today I still cherish the spontaneous moments.
They usually follow a dry stretch.
A period of time where everyone is working so very hard
But things break down
Laptops have moods
I see the frustration in the furrowed brows of my daughters.
I feel it in myself.
Like running uphill
Further and further
body screaming for a drink of water
and wondering how long you can go.
Maybe you are experiencing a time in your life like that right now.
Maybe its time for some spontaneity.
He comes in the midst of the storm.
He whispers gently
“Peace be still.” Matthew 8: 23-27
Let Him fight your battles
Let Him set the pace.
Let go of the struggle.
And as we lean upon Him He fills us with peace.
Hear His gentle Voice calling above the wind and the waves.
I find that as I hear Him
I know its time to refuel and
That’s when it’s time to
go for a spontaneous walk in the middle of the day.
Letting Him gently brush your hair back from your face.
Grab the hand of someone and do something different.
Call that friend
Write that note
Give yourself permission to read that fun book.
Learning the art of spontaneity is like growing young again.
The children know how to do it well.
Dimpled faces always loved my spontaneous walks around the school
when I sensed that everyone needed a lift.
Yes, the soul of a child reaches toward the adventure
easily putting aside the task of the moment.
Let’s learn from them
that there is a time to work
but also a time to play.
Life was never meant to be all work.
No life is about learning balance
and knowing the time
to just kick up your heels and play.
How about you today?
Need a little lift?
Do something different…
jump rope with a child
go out with your camera and find that picture
sing that song out loud.
Live today fully. You’ll never regret it.