Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday I'm in Love


Friday I’m in love…with fishing. Not what you expected? Hey, the heart loves what the heart loves. And my heart loves fishing.

Friday is our day off and we try to do nothing “productive”. We are productive the other days. This is a day of rest. No big thinking, no heavy lifting if we can help it. That’s where fishing comes in. We grab our poles, grab some shrimp, grab our picnic and our pups and head out. We put our boat in at a boat ramp down the street and just relax. We’ll fish from the boat, head to an island in the river and have a picnic and fish there, and generally have a romping good time. Fishing—it's good for the soul.

There’s a duet by Dave Matthews and Kenney Chesney that I love called “I’m Alive”. It has one of my all time favorite lyrics: “It's good for the soul when there’s not a soul in sight”. Now, of course, I love people. Jesus loved people, too. But even Jesus got away from them. Just saying.

That’s fishing for me—getting away. Resting. Being outside and breathing. Just breathing. Recharging. I hope you are in love with something fun this Friday. Of course, there are people to be in love with, serious and good things to be in love with—but I hope you are in love with something just silly and fun, too. I hope you are in love with something that recharges your soul.

Happy Friday!