Enjoying the Moment

Hi everyone!
I have come to realize that I am a pretty basic person. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy. Simple things.
Enjoying a cup of fresh coffee outside on a chilly morning while still in my cozy and comfy pajama’s. Smelling the wood smoke drifting down from the chimney of the cabin. Listening to the birds chirp and chipmunks chase each other around. Watching the gentle sway of the tops of the large old jack pines.
It’s a serene moment. It’s a moment to just let go. Let go of the stress. Let go of “to do” lists. Let go of worries. Let go of thinking about the future. This is a now moment.
I try not to reflect on the past. Instead, simply enjoy the right here and now. Notice the simple things around me. The things God has given us. The small pleasures that can so often get over looked in our hectic everyday lives.
What amazing gifts!
This is where I feel closest to God. I don’t make it to church every week but, God understands. He knows we must make a living. He has given us the tools to do so and expects us to take care of ourselves in the best way we can.
But, here, in these quiet moments, back in the forest, he talks to me. All I have to do is open my heart and listen. He is sending me all the things I need to release the pain, the hurt and the stress. He understands my life. He listens to me. He heals me.
He is everywhere I look. It is so comforting. I feel the peace He grants me. I give it all to Him and He takes it.
I feel balanced. I feel unburdened. I feel loved.


  1. What great post and beautiful serene pictures. I love the little things too. The littlest thing can make me so happy and excited.


  2. Love what you said. I'm the same way - much happier embracing simple things, and that's all I need in life.

  3. Oh so true and I feel the same way. This was beautiful....thank you for sharing.

    Blessings, Vicky
    What a lovely week and so many things to smile about! A nice glass of wine sounds good! I wonder if lavender grows in Florida. I have never know of anyone here growing it but I am going to look into it. I would love to have a stroll around your beautiful gardens! Lovely photos my friend! Blessings to you for a wonderful week.

    Hugs, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  4. I've learned to be quite content with the simple things in life. It's reflected in my home as well. I enjoyed your lovely post.

  5. a wonderful post. I feel the same way but feel it is my age that has brought me here. Oh if I could have felt that way in my younger years.

  6. Your post put a smile on my face and made me feel relaxed and happy! Thank you. I can remember when I changed jobs from a 24/7 one to the one I have now...I could just sit in the backyard in my chair, look up at the sky and be so at peace,finally!

  7. I really enjoyed taking this little excursion with you out into the woods. It was very relaxing, the pictures are great. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Your musings are beautiful. I too feel God's presence in His beautiful gift of nature. Your photos are beautiful! No wonder you really enjoy being up north.

  9. That was a beautiful post, Diann. Loved it. You are so right to luxuriate in the moment, the now, the only thing we really have.

    We must let go of the past----release all our cares, worries, sorrows, and soul-searing disappointments into His hands. He'll take care of all the details.

    Hope your week is splendid. Susan

  10. What a tranquil place. I love the quiet morning when I am camping, before everyone gets up and I can sit outside with my coffee and smell the woods.
    Deb W

  11. Lovely pictures in a scenic place that looks so inviting. Yes, enjoy the moment especially when with mother nature. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of up north Michigan?


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