We flitter like the birds …

“People who won’t settle down, wandering hither and yon, are like restless birds, flitting to and fro.” Proverbs 27:8

I enjoy watching birds, and now in a different part of the country I am discovering birds not seen in Arizona. I picked up a book at Barnes & Nobel, “Birds of Pennsylvania–Field Guide” by Stan Tekielo. The pictures and descriptions are excellent, but I have already spotted two different birds that aren’t in the book. Perhaps I need to buy a Birds of Maryland edition to see if these birds have wondered into Pennsylvania. My biggest problem trying to identify birds is that they don’t perch for long. Some don’t perch at all. They seem to fly aimlessly, but what else do they have to do during the day other than search for food and escape their predators.

Some days I flitter to and fro, and at the end of the day wonder if I had any purpose at all or if I’m missing the message of what I’m supposed to be doing. Then I justify my actions, “Well, I’m retired. If I don’t want to do something I don’t have to because I can make choices in how I spend my days.

A happy balance is what I need. Time for rest and time to be productive. And, we need time to goof off, have fund, and just be ourselves.

Dear Lord, help me flitter around less and spend more time in my spiritual journey. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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