Good Morning, God!
Traveling on my own is a reminder of what a “squirrel” I am not. My husband, Kit, is a squirrel — a Very Nice Squirrel.Mostly I am very thankful for his being so responsible. And, God, when I am with Kit, I am pretty responsible, too.
Ah, but when I travel on my own — my True Nature emerges. I got a complimentary upgrade to first class on my flight from Honolulu. And I enjoyed it. Then while waiting for my flight to Tucson, I quickly decided that $19 for a “Day Pass” into the Red Carpet Club was totally worth it. A four hour lay-over was transformed — not so much by the food offered which was only sugar in various forms — as by the sense of spaciousness. I had my own territory. A desk of my own!
Released from Kit’s Good Influence, I revert back to — well, I was going to say, “heedless” but that seems rather unkind. It is more like being taken over by a Sense of Enjoyment pretty much unfettered by Thoughts of the Future.
I suspect, God, that might be what got Eve into trouble. I can just hear her delight at the beauty of the apple — the fragrance of the fruit. There it was, right in front of her. You were not right there. And the lure of immediate gratification won out over vague memories of prohibitions and dire warnings — like death.
There it is, God! That’s pretty much why most people are overweight and in debt. And, I feel for them — for us.I love enjoying things, God. But, I do want to ask You for more discernment in WHAT I enjoy!
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