We all slept in today (the joy of afternoon church). Then we went to church and had a WONDERFUL and uplifting afternoon. I got a whole lot out of today's meeting block. When we got home from church we had a bite to eat and then we were all just sitting around. I looked out the window and realized that we were crazy not to be taking full advantage of a rare day... sunny and gorgeous! It feels like winter has been with us forever. So I jumped up and said to everyone, "Come on! Let's go! We need to go find some water and go for a walk. We need to get out and enjoy the afternoon before the sun sets!"
So we headed out. (Granted, some of us embraced the afternoon and went with excited attitudes... others had to be dragged, kicking and screaming. But by the time we were done, I think everyone was glad we had gone!) We drove down to Redondo beach and took a walk along the boardwalk. It was absolutely gorgeous and we certainly were not the only people taking advantage of the beauty that this afternoon had to offer. We walked up and down the boardwalk and then sat and let the kids play in the sand for awhile. And then the sun began slipping behind the clouds again and we could see the rain in the distance. I'm so, so, glad we got out and enjoyed the afternoon, even for just a short time.
I have been trying to be more cognizant of everyday miracles. Today was certainly one of those days. When you live in a place where the sun is not a dominant feature of most days, it's really something to celebrate and be grateful for. I feel so blessed today!
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