What would you actually do if you had Just One minute? Would you make a phone call, sit in silence, pray, have a “light bulb” moment, forgive someone? I am feeling very introspective today… not that unlike any other day, just more so today. It is going to be a good day.
So I ask my self this morning as my friend Daisy is close to leaving this earth and going into Glory, what will her last minutes be like? What would she have said to her husband and daughters if she could have spoken for one last Minute, had she not been in pain or “made comfortable” because of the pain.
I do know , by others testimony and my own experience, that Daisy was a woman of faith that stood strong even in her weakest moments (and there were too many). Her faith did not waiver, she knew God was her strength and her salvation and she would not be moved.
How we spend our minutes each day are so very precious. I am very thankful that when I had a few minutes on Monday (while at the hospital with my stepdaughter) I went to see Daisy. That few minutes turned into 2 hours. I will not go into details how that time was spent , but it was time I will not forget. God is good to bless us when we listen and act upon the ‘small voice’ that directs us to something important. So my encouragement today is to Listen and respond to any leading that you feel in your spirit. You will end up blessing others and end your days in peace knowing you have done your part in this big world.
Goodbye precious Daisy…. see you soon.
In a Minute I am going to bed…. but let me bake some cookies first. Really? Yep. I had the batter started before I went to Bible Study and “it would only take a minute” I told myself… to finish mixing them and bake them (then when I wake up in the morning they will be done). SO the cookies are done, and …..
NOW in a Minute, I am going to bed….
Today I was not feeling well. This is a very rare occurrence and I blame it on sugar… I ate something refined for the first time in a Very long time and now I am sick.
All that to say, I still had things I really wanted to do. My top three were: making myself some roasted vegetable/Chicken Soup Thrift Shop Hunting for and Finding great deals for my son and his wife’s new flat. I am not a big techy but my Flip Phone (do you know what that is?) sufficed as I took pictures and sent then to get approval for possible purchases. Lastly, I made a delicious Cacoa Silk Pie with Cashews, Coconut Milk and Honey and of course Cacao.
Of which now I have to wait until tomorrow to eat it…. as for now I am going to take a bath and snuggle in bed with a good book.
“The test of first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function”
F Scott Fitzgerald
the next line is… ” One should, for example be able to see things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise”…
I think all Mothers are of the highest of first-rate intelligence…. always juggling logic of the mind with the power of the heart…. and Very Determined.