That wasn’t as bad as I feared. In fact, it was an amazing morning.
Today was my day to help in the nursery at church. Two and three year old children, given a place to play safely while their parents are fed spiritually. Today, there were three young boys who happily played quietly with the toys provided. There were no disagreements over toys, no outside voices, nothing that would have us checking the clock to see if services were over yet. And I learned that even though it had been a while, I can still do the changing thing.
I do love spending time with the kids because they are such fun. Their imaginations are amazing, they take the simple toys and create magic. Hearing their laughter is a very special healing for the soul.A hug comes with a great peace. It will be almost a month before I get to do it again.
My son though that today would be a good day for me to binge watch racing with him. I watched some, but not all. He has plans for us to attend a race later on in the year. I know he wants me getting out of the house more, and I know he wants to show off that camper of his, so I’ll go, and I’ll have fun. Really, I’ll have fun.
I meant to go hiking today behind the house. Instead I stayed inside, resting. Lack of sleep catching up with me. Its annoying when I have those nights where I wake repeatedly. My guess, my mind working overtime on concerns that are minor but the subconscious builds it to a point of mild sleeping issues. So I sat here, watching the kittens and the bees. The hummingbird have pretty much given up on the feeder and let the bees have them. My son and I will take them down tomorrow morning if not tonight. While the bees are nowhere around. Especially since I had a hornet inside tonight. I don’t like getting stung by a yellow jacket, I know I don’t want to be stung by one of those giant hornets. Hopefully if we remove the feeders the bees will go elsewhere. Some of those hornets are as big as the hummingbirds.
One good thing I’ve noticed, is that my two dogs are not barking as much when the neighbor brings their dogs out to walk them. I guess they’ve learned that all that barking gets them a reminder from that training collar. Beeped, buzzed and if necessary a hard hit. Usually it doesn’t get that far.
I wonder, what it takes for us to learn? What does it take, to get our attention so that we realize that certain actions are incorrect? Many know, the major things we shouldn’t do, sometimes though, there are minor things that seem harmless but aren’t. Some times, the minor things, can blow up into something major, creating harm filled situations that could have been avoided, if only. Like bees who think they have found something they can take over, run off any competition for what they want, people can act in similar manner. Swarming, attacking, bringing pain to show power and control. Sad thing, after watching them, after one getting inside, as mentioned, we will remove the feeder and no one gets fed. With people, it could end special events, special places, special times all because of wrong actions.