life can change with a call.
change cannot be anticipated. it almost always comes as a surprise. tornado tearing through the unsuspecting town of our hearts.
so wherever you find yourself today,
soak it in.
spend more time outside. thank God for the annoyances. praise Him for the good that is coming. tell Him how beautiful the sunset is. how much you love the ocean. and how grateful you are for the souls that He’s intermingled into your story.
soak in the good the bad and the ugly of this season. because today could quite possibly be the last day you get to enjoy it.
for me, i am spending extra moments on the trails. allowing the icy pacific to tickle my toes. face turned toward the southern california sun. i am opening my sunroof, rolling down my windows, enjoying the view of the mountains as i sit in endless traffic. thanking God for rain that turns mountains to snowcaps. and clears the air over the pacific. allowing catalina and the seemingly endless ocean come into view.
i am thanking him for people. those i like and those i don’t. because the truth is they all have something to teach. and i’m ever ready to learn. intent on living this season to the fullest if does indeed end tomorrow.
today is a gift.
. . .and i’m determined to enjoy it.