February is the month for #Write28days, and I will try to post something each day. I have no particular theme but will be following the word prompts given. The prompt for the first day is the word, disappointed. I like to write about real life happenings and finding joy and beauty.
Yes, there have been many disappointments in life, but there is also love, compassion and friendship. So rather than talk about being disappointed, I want to share snippets of happiness.
These first two weeks in February, my husband and I are spending time with his siblings at a beachfront condo in Florida. It’s an annual trip we’ve been taking for over ten years. Along the way we usually visit my siblings and more family and friends. This year as we drove down from South Carolina, we had lovely weather and a pretty relaxed trip.
DISAPPOINTED? TRY MUSIC WITH FRIENDS
Our first night we spent with my longtime friend from childhood and her husband. This friend and I spent so much time together as we were growing up that people often asked if we were sisters. And we played the piano together using duet books of hymns. People in church loved to listen to the hymns in this duet style.
We decided it would be fun to try some duets, but neither of us had the original books. She had found another one, but I was so out of practice that it was hard to follow along. We continued, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t sight read and play them well. But it was still fun and brought back memories.
Then we opened up the Celebration Hymnal. She went to the keyboard, and using various settings of strings, organ and more, she played while I stayed at the piano. We were both inspired and creative as we played from our hearts. Yes, the music was very loud but joyful. It was one of the best evenings I’ve had in a long time.
SUNSETS ON THE BEACH
Sunsets don’t really need words, so I will just put photos here and let you enjoy. These were all taken from the same balcony of this rental condo from two different days. Below the photos I have put the dates and times.
HEARTS BRIMMING WITH LOVE
The title of this post begins with the word disappointed. We all have disappointments and they do often bring sadness and hardship. But we don’t have to stay disappointed. Listening to or playing music can help lift our spirits. And when it’s done with heartfelt love and friends, joy cannot help but be present.
Sunsets, no matter where you live, are beautiful to view. When you are spending time with family you don’t see often, the time is all the more joy-filled. The love we share as we come together, means so much. Yes, all of us have had and still have disappointments, but for now we still have each other. And that is a wonderful blessing.
Love must be free of hypocrisy. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor, not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
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