Recently, just about every morning on my drive to work I’ve noticed a truck sitting on the side of the road. To the right of the truck is a pond – not a very large one, but it’s at least several feet deep and has a small island in the middle of it. On these mornings, I see a gentleman slowly paddling through the pond in his kayak. This intrigues me. This is not a public pond (I believe the land where it sits is owned by my company, but I’m not sure if that is still the case) but neither are there no-tresspassing signs posted. What made him decide to start kayaking through it? I don’t think he does it for exercise so much as I think he just enjoys the relaxation and the view. Well, you go, kayak guy. You’ve got something good, there.
In other thoughts, it’s been an interesting week. You know, in that ancient Chinese curse sort of way. As I finally fell into bed last night, I realized that I spent most of the day just being out of sorts. Yes, it was a crazy busy day, but I had a bad attitude about most of it (and I’m sorry if that attitude rubbed off on anyone!). Today I am thankful that it is Friday, I am thankful that my mood has mostly improved, and I am going to spend some time in prayerful reflection of my blessings. When things seem tough, remember how many ways God has blessed you in your life – find your relaxation spot, push your kayak out on that water.