What's It All About?

It's all too easy for days to pass without reflection. It's my hope that through a greater active awareness on each day, that I will be able to consider God's presence in my life and in the world around me. Writing has always been a way for me to round up my thoughts. This blog seems like a good place to park those thoughts for my own benefit as well as the benefit of others. Please take a moment to read what I have written, to offer comments, and to share the ideas with others.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Effort as Evidence

Putah Creek, UC Davis, CA
One of the things about writing a blog every day is that you find yourself looking for material. Maybe even looking too hard. The point for me with these posts is to notice the unexpected and discover its meaning. I don't want to put the cart before the horse, in other words.

Yesterday there was a little pressure as I began my commitment to observation and writing. Was there anything to report? My day was filled with my own personal shortcomings. I had really been focusing on the negative. At the end of the evening, as I reflected, I realized that unexpected gifts can come along to fill in the gaps where I had failed. I had spoken with two friends that day who offered support when I most needed it. Both phone calls were unsolicited. Sometimes you receive an unexpected gift and it can be a reminder to try harder yourself, especially when you think you are failing miserably. Try harder because other people are trying too. 



  1. Dear Libby - when I clicked on your name to come visit it brought me here. Wonderful post friend. I know I am going to enjoy my visits here. You write so well and will love getting to know you even better. Have a great day. So glad for the blessings of two friends. Life's journey is always much better when we have company.

  2. Best wishes to you as you begin this reflective new blog, Libby. Looks wonderful so far, and I like getting to know you better.


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