LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Cerrtainly every man at his best state is but vapor. Selah
I have a magnet on my refrigerator that says, "So much to do and so much to distract me from doing it."
I am smiling as I type these words, because this blog post is a perfect example of that expression.
I posted this photo of the rose as a point for meditating on the simple beauty of it. The next thing I knew I was "google-ing" roses to learn of their history, which led me to a site at a university in Illinois that explained how to care for roses. This prompted me to go outside to begin trimming my rose bushes, and then I remembered I had left my freshly brewed cup of coffee inside.
I went inside and to get my coffee, which prompted the thought of telling Jack my new knowlege of rose cultivation. I went back into our back room to tell him, and as we talked, I had the brilliant idea of going to see the Japanese Tea Garden. We decided to go, in a bit.
I remembered about the blog I was writing and went back to crank it up again. As I began to type, the keyboard went crazy, so I called my good friend and computer guru, Cavan.
He realized that something called sticky keys had been activated and walked me through the process to disable it. Realization dawned, the cat had been walking on my keyboard again!
Cavan and I had a good laugh when I told him about the blog post I was writing about getting distracted. Which led to a fun conversation about cats, computers and chickens!
By this time, my coffee had grown cold so I made myself another, and here I am! I started this little piece at about 10:00am and now it is 1:15pm and I still haven't finished it, or finished cutting my roses, or gotten dressed for our jaunt to the park....
Which brings me back to my main point. Are you easily distracted? Don't despair, rejoice in the simple moment of beauty all around you. Stop and smell the roses....squirrel!!