“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11 (NIV)
Someone should have send PPunxsutawney Phil to Florida for the winter where overcast skies would have kept him from seeing his shadow and winter would be over soon. A fellow blogger wondered if we were to live one day over and over again like in the movie Groundhog Day how would we want to spend it. Were I to plan the perfect day, it would unfold like this. Sleep until 9:00 and awake to a big breakfast consisting of a smothered southern omelet (made with sausage, potatoes, onions and covered in sausage gravy), biscuits toasted with cinnamon sugar and a big bowl of grits swimming in butter. The day would be about 80 degrees with a clear blue sky. I would go for a horseback ride at Little Manatee State Park and for once, my horse would want to go swimming. We would swim around, then ride some more until he dried. We’d trot for a while, working our way into a short canter, but mostly, we would just walk and enjoy the day. We’d see some deer, turtles and lots of beautiful birds. There would be no need to stop for lunch after that big breakfast, but if someone offered me a chicken salad sandwich made with grapes and nuts, I wouldn’t refuse it. When I got home, I would play with glass and wool, then, I would go out for dinner to Pepin’s Restaurant with my husband, boys and their girlfriends, my adopted daughter, my parents and other family and friends. I’d get home in time to read a really good book and spend some time with my husband before getting a peaceful and deep sleep to prepare me for the next day of eating, riding, creating and visiting all over again. That sounds like the perfect day to me, but as I think more about it, there are other things I want to do in life. I want to get in a RV and travel for a year visiting every state but Hawaii to which I would fly to. I want to travel up the Pacific Coast on a motorcycle. I want to go from south to north so I am not in the outside lane looking down over the ocean! I want to spend a month at Cannon Beach, Oregon. I want to go to Washington, DC and spend enough time to see every museum and monument well. I couldn’t do all those things if all I did was repeat the one perfect day over and over again. Like the movie, I doubt it would be the perfect day more than a few times in a row! There will come a time when every day will be the same, but it won’t be boring. In Heaven, we will spend every moment worshipping God and praising Him. I’m looking forward to it. In the meantime, I will take some time on this earth to thank Him, for the perfect days and even the not so perfect ones.