Right now my mind is thinking ahead to upcoming events. As I get older, I try not to do that as much as I used to -- wishing away time because of something I would be looking forward to. But Beverly and I are going to a marriage conference in three weeks -- in San Francisco. I will attend a few sessions, but she will be in sessions all day. I am really going on a week's vacation / sabbatical. I plan to do a lot of reading, sightseeing and refocusing.
Then a few weeks later, we are headed to Alaska for a cruise. I have been getting packets from the cruise line, and it makes me all the more excited. Many of the excursions look so interesting -- but I would need to get a 2nd mortgage to do them. But I would really love to go on an Orca watch. I may splurge for that one.
Lord, help me not to waste one day, but stay in the present -- even as I get excited about the future.