Seeing what we have right in front of us, is one of the most difficult things to do isn't it? It's easy in retrospect to look back at what we should have done, or what we miss, but it's so hard to enjoy the moment. Recently I was talking to a friend and she said she heard the birds singing for the first time, that she ever remembers. Isn't that so true. We hustle around, sometimes shuffle along, looking, searching, hoping for something, that we are too busy to see... what's right in front of us. God's bounty. His Grace. His blessings that he pours upon us daily. Family, love, friendships, blue skies, fresh air, green trees, birds in the sky. Simple things. Things we all take for granted everyday..........
Lately, I've been in a bit of a funk. A bit inside my own head... not stopping to enjoy the simple things. The sweet and wonderful things that sit right in front of me. Today I woke up with a different attitude, and a bit of a new purpose. For the most part it worked. Trying hard to ignore the loud sounds, and listen harder to God's whispers. It is there where I find my peace... It is in putting my weaknesses and struggles in his hands, rather than trying to take care of everything on my own that I feel free. Letting him sit in the drivers seat is not always (ever) the easiest thing to do, but when you change that outlook from needing all of the control, to handing it over to him, is when you start really seeing.
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