Thursday, July 28, 2011

Green with life and promise

They are just ordinary green leaves.  I see them all the time when I'm sitting here typing.  I gaze at them from time to time for no real reason.  But today, they look different to me. They may not be swaying palm trees inviting me to a waiting beach yards from my home. But they are just the bit of reliable nature that I need to keep me sort of centered. 

I'm realizing that it is all about perspective.  Things are good here.  A job will come. We make our own happiness.  I will be satisfied with where we are at right now.  I choose to keep on smiling.  Those leaves remind me that you can't ignore all the beauty and goodness in this world.  It's here for me to dive into and rejuvenate. 

Time for me to go sit on the front steps and blow some bubbles with Jillian. Maybe a few of those bubbles will find their way up to those friendly green leaves that greet me each day as I type away.  It's good to be taken out of all that constant stress and drama going on in your head.  Maybe God's message of comfort and reassurance is sitting in those tree limbs and I need to let it all go.

20 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Praying God's blessings for your family, Kelly. You have been so patient. Surely things will turn around very soon. *hugs*

Gerri said...

I love nature. I sat at the park the other day for over an hour looking at the pond, the sky and trees. Nature is SO soothing to me. ;)

shabby girl said...

Weird how sometimes we have to "remember" to be happy!
His gifts are everywhere and even greater because you noticed them. :)

Mari said...

Sitting on the porch sounds just right! I'm praying that job comes soon.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

nature does bring serenity! Blowing bubbles do too!

the wild magnolia said...

Nature is so beautiful, and you are right, dependable. It is mysterious to me there is so much of it and changes season to season.

Happy Evening.


I'm forever blowing bubbles, beautiful bubbles in the air.

: )

T Rex Mom said...

Beautiful piece of writing.

Ever read the Little Prince? It's a short and easy read. A central theme is about putting time into matters of consequence because really all else does not matter.

Susan Fobes said...

The "have nots" always makes us lose sight of the "haves." I'm glad you are happy today :)

Randi said...

You are an amazing mom. I am continually impressed with how you crate wonderful memories for your children, even when your future seems insecure. It takes effort to not let the stress of joblessness pass onto your kids and when I hear of all the precious moments you give to your children, I know you are sparing them the stress of the situation. When they grow up they will talk about the times you sat with them blowing bubbles, and pointed out the beautiful green leaves--a priceless gift.

Randi said...

I'm also impressed with how you CREATE wonderful memories. :)

Valerie said...

Nature is so soothing. See it, inhale it, absorb it, see how fresh and calm it makes you/us.

Karen (KayKay) said...

Yes, It's amazing how a little bit of nature helps shift our perspective. Beautiful post.

Vicky said...

Amen sister! Very eloquently stated. There must be a reason for this season of uncertainty and joblessness and good for you to try and just be with it. Something is waiting that will make all of this worth it, and you may as well find the peace and contentment this quiet time can afford you! Hugs to you!

Kim said...

I agree, this is beautiful. I think you are right, my friend, we do need to make our own happiness. I love your beautiful soul Kel, you inspire me to be a higher soul myself.

Jenners said...

Your ability to remain calm and carry on and appreciate the simple pleasures in life always inspire me. I do hope a job materializes soon. My husband was talking to a recruiter today and he said that he expects more jobs to start coming around with the economy improving. Let's hope that is true!

Naqvee said...
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Naqvee said...

Yes.. opportunity will come "knocking" at your door.. Prayers

Arlee Bird said...

Having a good outlook is important, but it's nice to have a good view to look out upon.


Lee
Tossing It Out

khushi said...

I'm glad to see your positive attitude and grateful spirit. Be thankful for all the little mercies and goodness...may God bless you and your kids with peace, love and joy.

Kringle said...

I have been gone so long.. yet am blessed by the stopping by this soulful space. You are held in thought and prayer and I wish you well on your journey.