Why do kids plead to play outside?
Why do we rush out of the door on Fridays to camp, fish, golf, play sports or simply lay in the sun?
For me, just looking at my gardens,
even more so working in the warm earth,
lifts my spirits, nourishes something deep within me.
It is like drinking in beauty through my eyes.
Perhaps nature is another portal into heaven;
Perhaps God is present is in every molecule of nature.
Perhaps people yearn to touch the divine and instinctively known
That He is present.
Simply stepping outside immerses us in His presence.
From the tiniest bug to the largest mountain
was created in, through and with the Spirit of God.
Ah, to live in a constant state of gratitude,
aware of His grace every minute
would be a taste of heaven.
Even if I were to live in the midst of a concrete jungle,
I could at least stop for a moment,
look up and give thanks.
I simply need to remind myself
to glance upwards,
above my little busy world and enjoy the sky.
The sky alone is an extravagant present
that continually fills me with the joy
if I remember to take a break from my ‘important’ business.
Hope you’ll join me in this week’s Gratitude Linkup!
(If you’d like a bit of background on why Laurel started the Gratitude Linkup, check out this post.)
How to get involved in the Gratitude Linkup
- Write and post an entry in your own blog containing your gratitude list for a moment in time.
- Share the URL to your gratitude blog post by clicking the “add your link” button at the end of this post and filling out the information.
- Share the Gratitude Linkup with your blog readers by clicking the “get the InLinkz code” link at the end of this post and copy/pasting the appropriate code into your gratitude blog post.
- Visit some of the blogs listed in the Gratitude Linkup and comment on their posts.
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