Okie dokie … I have received another great daily inspiration email!
I liked this one because he is simply soaking in and enjoying all of Gods wonderous creation and I too can see myself doing the same thing .. maybe not on a motorcycle! But I would like to just drive aimlessly state to state and enjoy the scenery and just enjoy and soak in life.
So Enjoy …….
Enjoy Life – It Has An Expiration Date
“God has made everything beautiful in its time. God has also set eternity in the hearts of humans; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Doesn’t fun fly when you’re having time! There have been times in my life when I’ve had too much time on my hands but never a time when I had too much fun in my hands. My religion of life is to always be cheerful, and to enjoy the journey.
Some people find the dark cloud for every silver lining, and I admit I lived that way for awhile in my early 20s, but I found it to be useless, unnecessary, self-inflicted suffering. I thank God that I found God!
I will be home by the time you read this, but I beginning to write this Positive Daily Inspiration from a picnic area where I have stopped on a scenic road in beautiful Mississippi. I’ve been riding my new motorcycle, and I cannot get the smile off my face. I don’t believe that you could even surgically remove it. I love my life, and I am having a particularly good day.
After a $58 one-way flight from Houston to Jackson Mississippi, I picked up my new motorcycle in Brookhaven Mississippi. I have been shopping for the best price for over two years. Last year, I had the money saved, but the central air-conditioner went out at my home, it was 105° in Houston that day, my office is located upstairs (closer to the sun) so this took top priority. I told the air conditioner installers that it may look like an air-conditioner, but it’s really my new motorcycle. I told them I was going to sit on the fan unit outside, and allow the wind blow through my hair, and pretend that I was on my new motorcycle. I did that once, but it was not the same.
I feel totally alive on a motorcycle, I guess because I’m closer to God’s beauty everywhere. So much is missed on a daily basis of the glory of God, unless one takes time to experience it. I mapped out every scenic road, and checked with Roadfood.com for the best restaurants. I have been on Weight Watchers since the end of June, and will soon continue after this brief interlude.
I went to The Dinner Bell Restaurant in McComb Mississippi. This is a cornucopia of everything good. You sit at a large round table with 16 other starving people. The center of the table is a massive lazy-susan that is constantly circling homemade delights of over 20 continuously filled dishes within easy grabbing, all you can eat, reach. It was a spiritual experience. The owners Andre and Ashley Davis said it was such a pleasure to serve someone was having such a good time.
The next morning the temperature had dropped drastically to 38°. But no problem, I had a heated suit that I plug-in to the electrical system on the motorcycle. It was toasty. I stopped to fill up the gas tank at a Shell station in Natchez Mississippi. A woman at the next pump commented to me, “Your smokin!”
All I could say was, “Thank you.” Recently, I had heard another woman refer to George Clooney that way. I just thought, she was commenting about how good I looked on my new motorcycle. Then she got serious, and said, “NO really you are smoking!” Never has a man in the history of motorcycling taken his heated suit off quicker. But, thank God, nothing was wrong. It was just a combination of heat versus cold in the morning dew.
After I stopped smoking, I went to the Rosedown Plantation to tour the gardens, and the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, followed by another road food delight, Mammy’s Cupboard.
I always pray for serendipity unexpected positive surprise. One of the positive surprises on my trip was during a stop off in Alexandria Louisiana, at the Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center. No, I did not stop at a pawn shop to raise money to go to another road food restaurant. It is the home of the History Channel’s new television series “Cajun Pawnbrokers.”
I was able to meet the entire family that the show was based on. Jimmie DeRamus, Jimmie, also known as “Big Daddy,” is joined on the show by his daughter Tammie and his younger brother Johnnie.They are wonderful people. The large pawn shop is like a museum, and I spent hours trying to see it all.
The 20,000-square-foot store houses more than 100,000 items, and is an attraction for school and tourist bus tours.
I traveled over 710 miles in all, every mile more aware of God. One of my favorite lines is from the Broadway play, “Mame.” Mame says, “Life is like a smorgasbord, but most people are starving to death.”
Life is out there for the taking, if we will but take time for the fun that life offers us.
Ask God for serendipity in your own life today, and for fun, and for blessing.
It is everywhere, waiting for your call, and harvest.
POSITIVE DAILY AFFIRMATION: I am more alive today than it was yesterday
and I will be more alive tomorrow than I am today.
POSITIVE DAILY QUOTE: “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” Alexander Wolcott
POSITIVE DAILY PRAYER: Dear God, I want to be more alive every day of my life. Help me to find adventure and excitement. Help me to find the humor in every situation. Help me to be uplifted so that I can uplift others.
In Jesus Christ name Amen
God bless you make it a great day!
Christopher Ian Chenoweth (author)