Personal Best of Note


Today was the day…

It rained! Mike felt like egg and bacon for breakfast, so we took off at about 8am to try walk to the shops and back before the rain came. We made it down in time, but after we finished the shopping, there were drops falling and we got home with the back of our jeans wet. Bacon and eggs were great – although I overdid it a bit with the olive oil there.

David didn’t mind – this was his portion and went onto the cheese roll. I figured the next Saturday breakfast we have with David will, God willing, be my birthday in 4 months time.

We had a quiet morning which included reading and a chat with Stacey and Elsie.

The cold front came through as they tend to do in Cape Town – in fits and starts. It poured down and then was dry for a patch. Then there were a few blustery showers before some weak sunshine. In the afternoon, we did some shopping. Late afternoon, there was a dry spell and I managed to get out for a walk.

Out walking, I was memorizing. I have pretty much learned Psalm 139:1-8. One third of the way through. How I learn?  Verse 4 starts with Before. Verse 7 is made up of 2 x 7-word questions, : Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? I think I’ll consolidate these 8 before I move on. My brain is slow.

When I got back from my walk, Mike was watching a movie with his head phones on. He laughed out loud. When we were cooking dinner, he said, “today I reached my personal best.” “Oh,” I said, “What was that?”

“Life,” was his reply, “I’ve reached my personal best in being alive!”

That was the line he’d heard in the movie.

What a good way of seeing each day. Each day we walk the earth, we are celebrating our personal best! Each day is a personal best of note. Embrace it!

I’ve just looked up my Bible verse in my diary for today and what is it? The next two verses of Psalm 139: 9-10!

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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