Lent 7: Taking Full Advantage of a Moment
On Wednesday my class ended a little early so I had some extra time before I had to go to work. I ended up doing something I would never do in DC because there was no traffic and very few people were out walking or driving. At that moment, I decided to get my bicycle helmet, put on the one construction mask I have, and find a pair of latex gloves to go on an adventure.
When I went outside the weather was beautiful so I rented a Capital Bikeshare bike, put my gloves on, and started to ride. Before I knew it, I was riding by the Washington Monument, then the Tidal Basin (the Cherry Blossoms are almost all gone), and the Lincoln Memorial. It was amazing to experience a calm version of DC and it only took one hour.
Taking this little bit of time to spend by myself, be outside, and to just breathe is something I have been missing. Little moments can make such a difference.
I realized that sometimes you just need some fresh air to rejuvenate your spirit. Living in the moment can bring so much life when we are in times of isolation.
"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a newcreation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" -2 Corinthians 5:17