Second Day On Vacation / First Day On Cruise

I have “learned” something about myself today. A lot of you will say, “Duh…” and I have admitted learning this before. However, it has gotten to the critical point for me lately. I learned that I am getting tired. Tired of doing what I have been doing. Tired of putting out fires. Tired of things not going the way they should. Tired of the way that I react around certain circumstances. Tired.

Part of that is because I do not take the time that I need in order to get some “down time”. I rarely take days off and do not know how I am going to be able to do so. Part of it is the demand on my time and part of it is my Type A personality. But, the older I get, the harder it is to manage.

I got a bit miffed this afternoon when I saw that there was not going to be a lie show tonight. Usually, opening night on the cruise has the singers and dancers for a short show and then a comedian or magician. Tonight? A movie.

If I want a movie, I think, I could go see one at the theatre at home.

So, after the initial wave of feelings hit me, I realized that I was too tired for the movie. One of the reasons I wanted the variety show is that it would only be 50 minutes or so. The movie will be nearly two hours and I do not have the energy for that.

So, what am I going to do? I think it’s time that I made some “quality time” for the Lord and me to have a discussion. I have not done that lately. I am going to finish this, go to the pop machine and get a beverage — Diet Mellow Yellow or Fanta Zero Grape — and then sit on my balcony, watch the ocean go by, and visit with God.

I hope you are having a good day and that you can make some time for the Lord as well.

I am posting the following video that I took on our way out of Miami. It is the last eight minutes of sail through before leaving the breakwater and entering the ocean.

See you tomorrow!

By the way, this is a product of the “talk” that God and I had this evening. Hope it inspires you as it inspired me!

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