"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." (Jeremiah 31:25)

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." (1 Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 106:1, Psalm 107:1, Psalm 118:1, Psalm 136:1, Jeremiah 33:11)

It is good to take time to "stop and smell the roses". It is good to take vacations, where you can chill, and relax, and begin to notice God’s handiwork all around you. It is refreshing; you can breathe it into your soul.

But sometimes we can't take vacation. We can't get away from our routine. Sometimes when our feet hit the floor in the morning, that's it! The only spare time you might have would be maybe the shower or in the car! So you have to take minute vacations.

Minute vacations. Take a look out your window at the beautiful sky. Glance at the flowers growing wild by the roadside. Look up to the cloud patterns. See the brilliant shine on a tree with fresh raindrops, the vivid variety of color in fruits and vegetables- ordinary, every-day things. Take a deep breath, and realize, God is so good, thank you Lord! Just begin to thank Him. It’s amazing what can happen simply by doing a seemingly insignificant thing like this.

It is good to take minute vacations, Especially when it is out of doors. There is something healing about being outside, even for a brief moment. And thank the Lord; it’s habit-forming! An attitude of gratitude will take you far, definitely promote change – a lightness in your step and a smile in your heart.

Thank you Lord for helping us be aware of endless Minute Vacations that you provide each day for us, amen.


Inspirational messages by Sally I. Kennedy