Jul 23, 2011

Waiting

When you were a child, your mother may have hung up an Advent calendar to help you count down the days until Christmas. 24, 23, 22, 21... down to Christmas Eve, and then, voila! It's Christmas!

Adults don't get the same privilege. We spend a lot of time (days, months, years) waiting for something to happen, with no way to know how close or far away that day might be.

Could be tomorrow. Next week. Next year.

Keep waiting.

Wish God would hang up a calendar for us. But that would make the wait easier, and that's not quite His style, is it?

For what are you patiently waiting today?

Jul 12, 2011

Backwards People

Beware of backwards people.

In 2 days, I watched 3 different drivers back up - and not look where they were going. One caused physical damage, two very nearly did.

Why would you not look where you were going?

I feel obligated to drive defensively, because not everyone is as conscientious as I. I look where I'm going. I move purposely and deliberately. Others wander. Backwards, forward, sideways, whatever.

Not me. Forward. Onward. Ever onward. Purposely. Deliberately.

Not saying that I'm right and they're wrong. My way works for me. It just seems that I have to be more careful of them than they do of me.

Look out for backwards people.

Of whom will you be cautiously aware today?