Stop and smell the roses
I don’t know about you but I love nature. Nature, in many ways, soothes my soul. I used to find it so amazing just to get up on a spring morning and hear the bees buzzing away in the three ackee trees that surround my house. Their work always filled my yard with yellow blossoms. I used to love walking to work in the mornings and would make the extra effort to be early because the lignum vitae trees, lining the street, covered in yellow butterflies was a sight to stop and behold. I was always marvelled by the colours of the different flowers as they all seem to rise their heads in adoration to their Maker.
There were times when I would just stop, early in the morning, lift my face to the welcoming rays of the sun and just smile and feel at peace. Have you ever taken the time to behold a sunset or sunrise? It is a sight to behold that will leave you in awe. I have a love-hate relationship with the rain. I hate the wet but I love the scent as the raindrops first hit the dirt and grass and I love the after product: sometimes the rainbow, other times the sun peeking through as its finger roll away the dark clouds.
If you think about it, nature has a lot to teach us as well. The bees remind me that at the sweat of my brow, I will eat bread. The butterflies remind me to trust the process even when it’s at the caterpillar stage and I can’t foresee the end product. The flowers remind me that if God cares enough to clothe them in such gay colours, then I too will be provided for. They also remind me that no matter the season, I should still lift my head up to my Maker in thanks. The rain reminds me that there is still a silver lining or something to be liked and appreciated in my dark clouds. Also, alhough things may seem ugly, it tells me that I will love the end product when God’s hand is in the midst of it. Whether it comes in the form of His colourful promise to mankind or the breakthrough of the sunshine of hope, the end will be worth it.
Sometimes we don’t take much time to savour God’s gift because life has been passing too fast. I’ve found this happening to me in recent times. I am always rushing off to somewhere. I speak to myself and you when I say, “Stop and smell the roses!”
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I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.
I do agree we need to show our appreciation more frequently to God’s creation!
I must also mention that full moon nights are also a favorite of mine (and no I’m not of the vampire lineage!). I live in North America on a hill. So it always seems so magical to me being bathed with the silvery splendor of the moon! Yes, God’s creation is truly awesome!
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I agree with you Jean. The full moon is indeed captivating.
Enjoyed reading this, I too share the love for nature. Can’t help but watch in awe most times.
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I marvel at His handiwork