We left the outback and made our way up north to the beautiful city of Cairns. We watched as the rugged wildness of the desert land transformed into exotic greenery as we drove to the coast. Cairns is so gorgeous it almost feels unreal. Everyone has flowering trees in their yards and even parking lots are meticulously cultivated and clean.
I've decided that indeed it is vacation time. Even I need some time of rest. So, for the moment, I'm putting away my novels and I'm going to forget about character development and plot progression. I'm going to live. I'm going to fill my heart and soul with memories of this beautiful place and the miraculous friends who invited us to share their home during our stay.
And, I laughed at myself this morning. I poured that cup of instant coffee, doctored it with milk and sugar, and tucked my feet underneath me, savoring each sip. I didn't even check my e-mail or make a single click on Facebook until a few minutes ago. I'm viewing life through the lenses of someone whose only "job" right now is to enjoy, rest, and refill. Even helping with the dishes was joyful tonight, laughing and talking with the sweet lady who has already stole the heart of my little toddling girl.
God is SO GOOD. God is SO GREAT. I have been told that God, as our Father in Heaven, truly seeks to bless us, to provide for us, to bring our lives joy.
So thank you, God, for providing my heart, body, and soul a time of rest. Help me to remmber to enjoy to the fullest all the wonderful things you have provided for me in my life.
Photo by Comedy Nose