It’s blueberry season here in Florida. I’m crazy about the super fruit and look forward to this time of year. So when the selection in the grocery stores grew slim, I was worried I might miss out on my fresh blueberry fix.
Then I found a U-Pick farm a mere ten minutes from my house. Excited about the news, I rose early on opening day and headed over to check it out. I was given two small buckets and proceeded to find an empty row in the fifty acre property.
The day was perfect. Cool temperatures, bright sunshine and time alone. Don’t you find that sometimes you need solitude? Sure, I was picking berries along with a bunch of other people, but because I was by myself, I spent the time talking to the Lord. Quietly singing worship songs. I hadn’t expected this side benefit, but it actually ended up being the most important part of my outing. Just me and the Lord. Quality time. No pressure, no hurry to be anywhere. Two hours picking and being close to God.
On the way out, I couldn’t resist some beautiful vegetables for sale.
So my day berry picking ended up being special time with God. I highly recommend time away from the everyday routine. Too often I let writing commitments, deadlines and schedules keep me from being spontaneous. So I say, plan a detour. You never know what might come of it!
Enjoy the beautiful spring season wherever you live!
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of sixteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her Harlequin Heartwarming romance, HIS ONE AND ONLY BRIDE, available now. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter and receive a link to download a free digital book.