We woke up very early today and had the joy of Adrian joining us for our bike ride before he went to work. With Adrian along we were able to explore in some new areas a little more off the beaten path. We found a cow pasture and some very large cement businesses that have a very pretty lake at there disposal right behind our property that you get to by going down a dirt road and under the turnpike. The unfortunate part of sometimes finding areas less visited by the public is the Urban Dumping that takes place. We saw everything from a pair of gloves to refrigerators, tires of course, and the odd mattress's set. I really have a hard time understanding how this can happen. It really was a reminder to our family as to why we should strive to live in a more minimalist way.
Be wary of any enterprise that requires new clothes.” - Henry David Thoreau
Lazy people take food in their hand
but don't even lift it to their mouth. Proverbs 19:24
I think that I will chew on that proverb for awhile. After seeing all that garbage flooded into such a natural area it really made me think about how often we gather what we do not need. And I do believe that when we fill our lives with clutter overwhelming feelings will follow, including laziness.
I think we will definitely need to have a clean up day for some areas in our neighborhood and head out with some garbage bags.
Here are some Snap shots from our morning we did see some beautiful birds. Poor Anna was exhausted from her playdate yesterday and was not feeling much like bike riding. We had to keep reminding her to pedal lol!... Absence does make the heart grow fonder..... I fully enjoyed her hugs today and all the sweet murmurings of how much she missed me yesterday that was a pleasant blessing.
Anna off her bike taking a break....
A peak into Anna's Nature Journal
We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord
for our hope is in you alone.