"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Season of Change

Seasons change.  There is a time for every season.  I can look out my window on a daily basis and see the chlorophyll disappearing with the shortened days and cool nights.  The birds are feasting on the fruit that is weighing down the branches.
The clock changes Although there are arguments for and against Daylight Saving Time, I will say that I am all for it!  The way I see it, I have to get up in the morning and follow a daily routine whether it's dark out or light.  (Assume for this argument that I have a job)  But an extra hour of light in the afternoon/evening is a gift.  If the sun has already set before I get home, I put on my jammies, fix dinner, and settle in the the night.  That's it.  I never leave the house in the evening.  Well, maybe for Quilt Guild.

Lives Change  I am in a season of change.  But unlike the seasons and the clock, I don't know where I"m going.  I'm not even sure I know where I want to be going.

But this I know.  I'm where I am for a reason.  I'm meant to be here.  To learn some lesson.  I've often wished that I didn't have to work for a living, and now I'm not working.  I should be appreciating this time more.   I should be reading more, accomplishing more. 


Last Friday I spent my afternoon coloring and watching SpongeBob SquarePants with a Hospice patient with late-stage dementia.  I'm so grateful that my daily existence offers so much more, but I'm reminded how quickly circumstances can change.  We need to live life to the fullest.  We need to live every day as if it might be our last.  Because it just might be. 


 
To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
 

counting my blessings. . . . Sunny


I'll be back tomorrow with some stitchy news and treasure hunt finds!

14 comments:

  1. Lovely post Sunny.
    Hugs to you.

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  2. Enjoy the time you have at home and be at peace knowing that God is in control.

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  3. Beautiful post Sunny! Thank you.

    Hugs, Carolyn

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  4. I am in a season of change also and was inspired by your blog post today :)

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  5. What an inspiration you are, hon...so wise.

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  6. What a great post. I love the Scripture you've added to it also. King Solomon has some good words of wisdom for all of us, doesn't he?

    I think God has a plan and purpose for our lives in every season that we go through and He will guide your steps in this season of your life too.

    I pray nearly every day..."Lord, increase my faith" so that I will put more trust in Him as I go throughout the seasons of change.

    Have a blessed day.

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  7. Very inspirational post Sunny , lots of words of wisdom and something we all need to think about, life is brief and we need to really appreciate each and every moment we have . Hugs Sheila

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  8. Wonderful post, Sunny! Thank you so much for sharing. So often we forget that we need to live and enjoy today.

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  9. You are so right about there being different seasons and the changes in our lives. I'm not sure that you should be getting more done though, part of not working is just being able to do nothing, or taking your time to do what needs to be done. Isn't fun isn't it to be home for a while?

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  10. What pretty photos you shared today and great thoughts!! Thanks--
    I often feel sooo pressured to get more done each day than I do--
    yet--I have no dead lines or quota's to meet--yet the pressure of wanting to get even more and more projects done keeps driving me 'crazy'!!!
    so I am trying to learn to take 'time' to enjoy each job==whether it be sewing, knitting, or cleaning the kitty litter box!!!
    Oh I know==one can't really enjoy the cleaning==but one can look forward to the 'better' smell once it is clean!!!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  11. I love that scripture. It is one of my favourites. Hugs to you Sunny Lisa

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  12. Thanks for such an insightful post - we should all savor the moments of time we have now. blessings, marlene

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  13. What an adorable little quilt!! Enjoy! :D

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  14. a very sweet post... is that your house in the top pic? Lovely!

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