Today I am enjoying a very RARE Saturday at home, actually it is a rare ANY day that I am able to spend the whole day at home! Despite being a homebody by nature, I do find that I've managed to fill almost every day with some place to be or go. Probably more than a few of you can relate to that.
As soon as my mind realized it was awake (um, not so early) this morning, the first thing I did was talk with my Heavenly Father, as i do every morning. Every ordinary day needs to bring in the extraordinary practice of chatting with our Awesome God (if I do say so myself!). So, what did that morning conversation with God consist of - just a whole lot of gratitude for a new day and a request that my day be guided by His Will and His Love. That is truly all that is needed every day.
It actually made me giggle this morning when my Google calendar alerted me I had nothing on my agenda for the entire day. It is not that I have nothing to do today - Spring cleaning (yes, I realize I am a tad behind on that), in addition to my regular weekly cleaning. For the ministry (aka work) - I'm in the midst of several writing projects (with actual deadlines *gulp*) and many event to plan, but the joy of today was I did not have to leave the house. I could work on each of those 'to do's' or none of those (though if you know me that didn't happen - I may be a BIT of a workaholic), the choice was all mine, all day. That is truly a blessing - and it recharges my batteries.
In the past I would have recharged by laying on the couch and watching TV (along with an unplanned yet satisfying nap). However, I gave up TV for LENT this year, and I've found I've not really drawn into that form of relaxation anymore. Furthermore, I'm not much of a movie watcher, there wasn't any sports on (though I did catch the end of the Nationwide NASCAR race - my favorite sport to watch!), and I just didn't want to watch the news. So I floated back and forth between those aforementioned projects, prayed a 9-hour novena to the Infant of Prague for World Peace (it seemed an appropriate prayer for those suffering in Iraq - and around the world), but mostly I just enjoyed being home.
I'M an airhead -- totally forgot to share the blog I found this LINK UP on!! Duh ... Someday (hopefully) They'll be Saints