I sat quietly on a bench with my dog biscuit besides me in the middle of the afternoon. My spirit was longing to connect to that which surrounds me in harmony. Gazing at a pristine lake, a slight breeze gently blowing across my face, I look on in wonder and amazement at God’s creation. My focus is not on the people passing by or the cars rushing in either direction as I am capturing the moment that lies before me. I feel like I am in another world, away from the busyness of life, captivating the movement of the water, the sun gently heating my skin while I soak in some vitamin D. In awe of the beauty of all the trees that forms the landscape, small mountains adding another dimension to its magnificence. I can sit here all day just getting into the moment and pureness of life. We are so blessed and yet we take so much for granted. As I breathe in ever so deeply, I breathe in the positive and try to let go of negative thoughts which disturbs my peace. I watch the beautiful ducks, swans and geese guide lightly across the lake effortlessly without a care in the world. Lilly pads floating in yellows and greens adding a splash of color to the lake. Flowers in white, purple and blues dancing in a delicate balance near the waters edge. What a wonderful sight to behold.
BE STILL AND LEARN TO LET GO
JUST FOR A MOMENT
OBSERVE NATURE IN ALL ITS DELIGHT
IT WILL HELP YOU FEEL MORE AT PEACE
WHILE YOU SOAK IN THE LIGHT
Before I sat on that park bench I was having such a rough week. I learned to let go of that which was robbing me of my joy and I realized reflecting on God and his truths is more important and rewarding than negative issues that creeps into our lives in order to destroy our peace. Life can be a battle at times but it’s how we choose to deal with that which troubles us the most, will ultimately make us feel frustration or joy when you quiet the soul.