Words for Wednesday: break

We all had to take a break whether we wanted to or not – at home.

Because of the pandemic and the resulting edicts to “shelter in place,” all of us, in one way or another, were forced to take a break.

Oh, I know, those who were fortunate enough to retain their jobs because they were deemed essential workers still worked hard and we’re so thankful for them. And scads of others, who were able, worked from home.

But a vast majority of us took a break – albeit a longer one than we thought it would be – from the daily routine and normal life.

Since both Papa and I are basically retired, we didn’t have to worry about jobs. We were busy though caring for our oldest granddaughter during that time.

But for the most part, we seized the opportunity to step away from the normal busyness of life and enjoy our time at home. And we didn’t squander that time at all.

“The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn’t be squandered.” ~Harper Reed

So what did we do? In between playing with our granddaughter, helping her with her preschool homework, and providing new things to discover and learn, we enjoyed some simple aspects of life. And I took quite a few photographs to prove it.

I’m sharing some of those photos from our “break” with you today. Despite the trying time that it’s been, we managed to find joy. And doesn’t that make every day worthwhile?

So how have you managed staying home during this time?

Enjoyed the blooming flowers
Spruced up the yard
But we still had time to just relax outside

“Find what brings you joy and go there.” ~Jan Phillips

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5 responses

  1. It looks like we did similar things. A lot of outside time in the backyard and watching flowers bloom and even watching the different varieties of birds flitting around. It looks like you were blessed despite the trial of it all. How is your daughter and granddaughter doing?

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  2. Know what you mean about taking time to just enjoy what you have. We have been bird watching, too. Our nesting box was a very popular place this spring. At first we had bluebirds (always wanted to have these and was so excited), then the wrens chased them away. The wrens were chased by blue barn swallows (they won the occupancy). We now have three of the cutest baby birds poking their little beaks out of the box (two of them get more than their share of food). The bird feeder is visited by an assortment of feathered friends. They have all been such fun to watch. There is joy in the little things that we so seldom stop to appreciate. Thanks for the opportunity to pause and reflect on God’s wonderful gifts.

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