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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Safeway musings

It feels odd not to be at work this morning, but here I sit. I'm at a little round table in the coffee shop/bakery section of Safeway, enjoying the array of colors and smells, and watching customers walk by. My car is at the doctor, getting fixed, and I get to wait for awhile. I've already wandered up Main Street, and after I write this I may head back to some of the stores that are probably open now.

With this extra time, I find myself with a release to take the morning a little slower than I probably would have otherwise. I've got time to enjoy the little things...

Time to notice how small Colville really is.

Time to notice the great design inspiration a grocery market offers.

Time to observe people at work.

Time to organize my internet bookmarks.

Time to listen to the words of songs.

Time to enjoy color.

Time to, well, write a blog....

And I've even got time to think.

It's a luxury these days to find more than just a snippet of quality time where I can sit outside or on the couch and do nothing but think. It's great to be busy, but I've realized the need for time to simply think about the immense and marvelous topics of life, and of the amazing character and salvation of Christ. If I don't take time to train my mind in this direction, my thoughts wander off to other things... and I'd much rather learn to discipline it the right way.

So yeah. I've enjoyed the last hour and a half of time.

I'm now off to explore the town more...

5 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you. Thanks Emily! My favorite way to have the quality, quiet time is out in the middle of nowhere where I can just let the awesomeness, power, glory, love, and majesty of my God surround me and give me strength to face the world again. Oh, and it's out in the middle of nowhere that you really learn what quietness is.

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  2. I like. :) (I've tried to type a second sentence three times now, but it keeps coming out wrong.) I'll just say thank you for the reminder to take some more time to direct my mind to heavenly themes.

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  3. Good reminder to take time out to smell the roses, so to speak! I'm going to make a point to do that this coming week and see what inspiring things I find :D Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I just happened upon this blog and I'm like, "WOW! I know this girl!" How are you Emily! Will we see you at ARME in Spokane?? Hope so. Praying you are doing well...by this post it seems you are. Hugs to you!

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  5. Hi Melody! Yes, I'm hoping to be at ARME on Sabbath, at least. There's a lot going on here, but Sabbath should be doable! And I wouldn't want to miss seeing you all! :-)

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