Saturday, January 25, 2014

25/365-2 Caring

"Slaving Over A Hot Fire"

Though there were many things that we should have done today, we shirked all of our adult responsibilities and spent the day celebrating a friend's birthday by sitting outside talking, laughing, enjoying the perfect weather and roasting hot dogs over the fire pit.  It was a glorious day.  And what better way to show your wife that you care about her than by slaving over a hot fire roasting her a hot dog.

Seriously, what does caring look like?  We all know what it looks like in the intense moments of life - when we need an ear to listen or a shoulder on which to cry a hand to hold or an arm to pick us up, a whisper in our ear or a stern word spoken directly at us.  In the every day,  however, it looks like a freshly made cup of coffee as we stagger out of bed, or the towel warmer being turned back on when we sleep beyond it programmed shut-off time, or our lunch having been packed on school mornings, or pain relieving gel rubbed on your back, and yes,  hot dogs being roasted over an open fire.  I feel blessed to know what caring looks like every day.

24/365-2 Fresh Air

"Friday Afternoon"

By the end of the day Friday, I was exhausted, too exhausted to concentrate on a photo so I recycled this one that I had taken earlier in the week.  It represents quite well the way I felt Friday afternoon.  As a further testament to how out of it I was, not only did I not take a new photo, I forget to post yesterday the one that I recycled.