My Summer Day Today

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I wake in the morning with these thoughts in my head and will:

I will exercise today—vigorously.

I will eat perfectly today, all day—no cheating!

I will finish all the tasks on my to-do list.

I will clear my desk—and my other desk—and my other other desk.

I will clean my fridge and freezer out, throwing away all the items older than 2012.

I will sort my closet, turning all the clothes to face the same way.

I will donate everything I have not worn in a year—okay three years.

I will read more of my current book and spend less time on Facebook.

I will make those important phone calls and spend less time blogging.

I will check into the living trust thing.

And then I get up.

I take a photograph—okay, maybe more than one.

I trace a cloud’s path across the sky as I sit, bare feet grounding on the pebbles of my xeriscape.

I watch birds on the wing, and duck as hummingbirds spar over my head.

I stare at a flower open itself up to sun and bee and me.

I peek at my tomato bush to be sure it is still bearing fruit and is not under attack.

I breathe deep of God’s world, and pain at the wide swath of dark that still mars all these wonders.

And I thank God for redemption.

And I write a poem.

Well, at least I worshiped.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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9 Responses to My Summer Day Today

  1. patsy miller says:

    AMEN!!! You did the Greater! 🙂
    Have a Blessed day!

  2. susanpoozan says:

    So like many of us but you express it so well.

  3. Heartafire says:

    this is beautiful

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