It may not be important to you. But, it feels important to me. At least in a very minor way. :)
It has to do with the outdoor swimming pool, we have at my apartment building, where I live. Here is a pic I've posted in the past. No, it is not a current photo. But, it still is similar in nature!
The swimming pool I enjoy in the warm weather!
You may have heard/read about how I feel about using this pool. At least, ever since my now deceased husband Gordon, passed away.
I must admit, I sometimes feel rather frustrated. Not always. But, more and more often, to be sure.
While my spouse was alive, we would go downstairs to the pool, together. Now, I'm alone.
Does this truly matter?
Some people might think...no. While others may think... yes.
To me, it really does matter!
Now, if I go down alone, and no one is in the fenced in pool area, I'm not supposed to enter the pool. Not even if I just want to stand and/or exercise in the shallow end. :(
There were times in the past, when I was able to enter the pool and work out for a while, in the morning. Only once, was I able to do that this year, so far.
And, when I did, it seemed I may have interfered with the aqua-fitness class that now uses both the shallow and deep ends of the pool. Not just once... but, twice per day... with both classes being in the morning. Unlike in the past, where a class was held both in the morning and the afternoon.
Do I like to participate in those classes? No.
They seem to be set up for extremely elderly people. After all, even though I am still recovering from that extreme surgery, and am not able to do every single exercise I used to do in the pool, I still work out much harder than they do.
So, I try to avoid both of those classes.
Later in the day, there have been times when people have been in the pool area. For this, I praised God, because this meant I could do what I needed/wanted to do.
However, there have been times, when I have gotten changed into my swimsuit, and went down to work out, relax and enjoy the pool. But, couldn't. No one, was there. :(
You see, I don't live on the side of the building, from where the pool area can be seen. Instead, I live on the side of the building, where it is not able to be seen.
Is this the worst thing that can happen in my life? Absolutely, not! But, it can be upsetting.
Even so, I always have to remind myself that I must accept what this situation is. And, how it truly affects my life.
Thinking about this, I thought about Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Yes, whatever happens to me, concerning this issue, is truly the will of God. Just as everything else in my life is. And, yours, too.
We need to be not conformed to this world, but we need to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
After all, God's will is always done. Not ours.
While I accept this fact, there are times when I truly trust God, hope and pray that my apartment building manager will arrange for a camera will be installed, and the pics placed on our building television (TV) station, that only we residents, can see.
Of course, this will only happen if it is God's will!
Until next time...
If you would like to comment, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org