We’ve lived in our current home for 7 years and one of the things that I’ve always wished it had, was a big porch. So this is on the top of my list of “must haves” for our new place. On Friday night, Jack and I were having one of our many discussions about moving and I said, “I am so ready. I just wish there was something that I could do to make it happen.” The thought of enjoying the cool evening air, watching fireflies from the porch, and just relaxing, produced such feelings of longing inside of me.
I woke up early the next morning, took my coffee outside, and sat on our little porch (it is just big enough for a chair) when the idea popped into my head: fix up the area by our side garden. I imagined getting some little fairly lights and a small table and a couple of chairs and just sitting there in the evenings. By that afternoon, this little garden spot was ready.
We had one broken solar light (that was left by the former owners and hasn’t worked in 3 years), still hanging in a tree, and every time I looked at it, I wished that I had more…but never bought them. Saturday afternoon, I bought a set of 6 and added them to our new space.
The total cost for this project, was $59 for the lights, (everything else was stuff that we had here and there but never pulled together), a couple hours of weeding, raking and clearing this very over-grown area. It’s not a porch, but it is the best that we can do with what we have right now….and what else is there but now?
Sometimes the manifestation of dreams/desires comes in one fell swoop and other times, it is step by step, like with the yard. This seems to be the way that prayer works in my life. I have a need, I express that desire and when I least expect it, an answer comes…but I have to be ready to hear it, because very often, the answer doesn’t quite fit my original vision.
In the past we might not have followed through on this idea because our ultimate dream is to move. But since it is highly unlikely that we will be moving before the end of the summer, what about now? Life is happening now. …I don’t want to put off enjoying it, longing to be someplace that my mind says will be better.
Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. Napoleon Hill