Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Experience the feelings...

Let me tell you dear can really experience a wonderful feeling when you take the time to enjoy the small things in life!

Have you ever (really) taken the just sit back and to actually notice the character that is built into one of those huge fireworks? 

 This past evening...we were out watching a huge fireworks show, with a group of friends, and there was this one particular explosion of beauty that caught my eye....I felt like I was "dancing with the stars"

Yesterday, I was watching Tori as she was eating a slice of watermelon.  Her unique way of enjoying the sweetness of every bite, was absolutely joyous!  Before each bite, she would spend a few moments, examining where she could find that next perfect, mouth watering moment of pleasure!

At dinner last night, I actually took the time to notice the smiles on each of our friends faces....Beautiful smiles, that spoke to my heart, as to why I love every single one of them.  Each friend displaying their own personal assurance that they too, were enjoying the company that surrounded them.

I must admit, that in my daily life, I am not always paying attention to the unlimited number of simple pleasures that are right in front of me.....My mind is usually capturing those things that cause anxiety or stress...

Maybe this is the beginning for me....the beginning of freedom of this busy lifestyle that we live...The beginning of learning to stop and smell the roses as I make my journey through life....

Make this a day that is full of experiences and pleasure....and may we never forget to give God the Glory that He so deserves....

Hugs to you all



Katharine said...

Sometimes the greatest treasures are in the simple moments!

Melinda said...

It IS amazing to see what's around us when we really take the time to LOOK.



Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how wonderful are the simple things in life....Just seeing a sunset will make me cry from joy and the feeling of God's presence.

Thanks for a beautiful post, Shug.

Kate said...

Very nice post and it's something that we should all do regularly. Yet we find that time sitting back and appreciating all the little things in our lives, is something we rarely allow ourselves to do. Thank you for the reminder.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are such an inspiration, Shug! As far as the watermelon goes, it's hands down my favorite fruit and you can hear me make all kinds of mmmm, aaaahhhh, sounds as I'm devouring it. My little chihuahua loves it too!

Anyway! Thanks for the reminder that we should stop and really notice people and appreciate them. I need to do more of that. :)

Debbie said...

An "Amen" post!

Once a week, Dayle at "A Collection of This and That" used to host a simple pleasures party. It was a time to give a shout out to some simple pleasure we had caught the week before. It was funny... when we were doing that party, I was much more aware of the SP around me. I found myself on simple pleasure alert.

I have discovered that seeing the pleasure in the simplicity is a matter of choice.

Great post.

Terri Buster said...

Be silent, be still....something I strive to do every day- at least for a few minutes. Just to be aware of life instead of tangled up in it!
Nice post!

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