It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chapter 2, Page 19, Book 12



Teach us to number our days aright—that we may gain a heart of wisdom. 

Psalm 90:12

What is it to number our days? One way is to keep a careful record of them. That is a mathematical numbering. Some people keep diaries and put down everything they do, where they go, what they see, whom they meet, the books they read. But mere adding of days is not the numbering that was in the thought of the Psalmist.

28,416.45

What’s the significance of this number? The average life expectancy in the United States is 77.8 years, or 28,416.45 days. At my age, well over half my days have already been spent.

There are days in some lives that add nothing to life's treasures, and that leave nothing in the world which will make it better or richer. There are people who live year after year and might as well never have lived at all! Simply adding days is not living

Most people live their lives never appreciating the season they are in presently. They live their lives anticipating future, wishing each day and week to pass quickly. Others live their lives in retrospect, mourning the days that are past, though they never appreciated those past days when they were in them. With these attitudes they miss the glorious moments of the present. 

The thought in the prayer is that out of the experience of our days, we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Today we are to appreciate the people in our lives. Today we are to appreciate the circumstances that God has us in. Today we are to glean the lessons that are ours.

We are to appreciate and embrace the day, the moment, the season that we have been given you right now. Tomorrow comes upon us all too quickly and yesterday is past. So embrace today as your gift.  The present moment doesn't live forever.

This is Day 7 - my day to rest and relax, renew and refresh.  R and R that is necessary to make the all the other days better.  We all need to restore life's balance. A day to provide our tired spirits with nurturing and healing.  We renew our bodies and souls by resting.  Sunday is not a luxury, it is a necessity for a long, healthy life.

As always you are all in my thoughts and prayers today!

Rest and Relax!

'On Ya'-ma

6 comments:

Hollie said...

We have been enjoying our days with nice warm weather lately. Rain moved in late yesterday evening. I hear the birds chirping outside my window at the moment so all is good! Have a wonderful day!!

jack69 said...

have a great day, typing is rough today because of a bandaid. Small bump. but aggrevating. Gotta chweck the time church starts. Have a great day, always a good visit.(The numbers got too high, LOL)

Sonya said...

R and R here too and it's snowing outside.

JeanJournal said...

Going home today...HAD A WONDERFUL time with my sweet kids...but...have a lot to catch up with...(but it was nice to have a short break from being alone all the time)...EMJOY YOUR DAY! ~ Jean (Rome Georgia Girl)

JeanJournal said...

This poem describes your daily posts...to ALL...Thank you, Ma
KIND HEARTS
ARE THE GARDENS
KIND THOUGHTS
ARE THE ROOTS
KIND WORDS
ARE THE FLOWERS
KIND DEEDS
ARE THE FRUITS
TAKE CARE
OF YOUR GARDEN
AND KEEP OUT
THE WEEDS
FILL IT WITH
SUNSHINE
KIND WORDS
AND KIND DEEDS
- - - - - - - -
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Jean)Rome Georgia Girl living
in Calhoun}

TARYTERRE said...

My day to rest will have to wait until later. I have to babysit for my grandchildren all this week. Busy. Busy. Take care. Enjoy your R and R.