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.