A Restful Day — And the Rest of My Life

A Metal Coyote

A Metal Coyote seen on my morning jog

Good Evening, God!

The Day is creeping to a close — the sun is setting in 3 more minutes. (Gosh, I love my Star Walk app.) Ian and I have had a nice drive to Whole Foods — chatting away.

That’s good, God, because Ian is rarely chatty. So when I can go for a walk with him — as we did yesterday — or a drive, it makes me happy.

This has been a Very Restful Day — partly because Ian is restful and partly because I am away from home and its fullness. I rarely have days that are THIS restful. Hmm. I wouldn’t want every day to be this restful. But, I surely want MORE restful days.

This has been a day of puttering: doing a 2.6 mile jog,  floor exercises, stretching, balancing exercises, Centered, washed clothes, swept the patio, and bought the audiobook Smarter: The New Science of Building Brains.

I’m not aiming for smarter so much as holding steady. Brains need exercising too. And after Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain That Changes Itself, we now know that brains CAN generate new neurons and new connections. Kit and I will sign up, once again, for Lumosity when I get home.  Of course, brain cells only grow with hard work and focused attention.

Actually, what I want is Something to help me generate options  in what I do and how I live. That’s a bit more than Creativity. It is about Assessing, Weighing and Framing the Problem — or Problems.

It involves far more than simply Thinking. It’s about having enough Courage to See what is and enough Hope to Explore what might be.

Ah, God, both Courage and Hope have more to do with our relationship with You than they do with  science. And for that, I am Thankful!

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