A Gift of Time — A Time of Reflection

one of the fish in Arcadia's fish tank

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday, visiting Arcadia, I felt led to take a photo of the fish in the fish tank. It was something I’d never done in all the years I worked there.

I was waiting for a dear friend to join me so we could have breakfast together. I had arrived a bit earlier than expected, so I wandered over to look at the fish.

So exquisite, God! Diversity run amok in one small tank. This electric blue one caught my eye and out came my iPhone to take some photos.

It was only later, at breakfast, that I realized I had never done that before. I’d never had an “unfree” moment  just to take a “fun” photo at Arcadia. How could that be, God? How, indeed!

Looking back, I guess there was always something “purposeful” to do. I was in Work Mode. I guess that “work mode” precluded taking photos of beautiful fish — or even pausing to see the fish.

Hmmm. I wonder if this fish, swimming around in the tank, looking for food, is in Work Mode? I am having this slightly uncomfortable feeling that I was like this fish — busily swimming around and around — for way too long.

And now, God? Now I feel lighter. More open. Maybe more accepting? No, accepting isn’t the word. More willing to release THE THINGS OF LIFE into Your Hands. Yes, I think that comes closer, God. And, Thank You for helping me to open my hands . . . slowly putting things into Your Hands.

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