Our daughter Amanda and her family have recently relocated to Puerto Rico, she has been sharing the most beautiful photos and videos with us.
Just today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail a package of sea glass!
All of this beauty has inspired me to take a closer look on what nature means to me.
Have you ever had a notion that you should subdue a passion for the love of Nature?
Well for so very long I attempted to squelch the longing inside of me for my zest for the outdoors.
In fact for many, many years I thought I was out of sync with the entire world around me for the yearning I felt deep in my heart for the serenity I felt being next to the sea or climbing a mountain.
As the years have rolled on I realize that I was not out of sync…I was infact intune.
I was blessed with an awareness and awakening early on to love nature and for that I am thankful.
Those many decades that I was surrounded by concrete and cars I experienced a physical ache, one where a knot would form in my throat and tears welled up in the corners of my eyes.
” Stop this nonsense.” I would say to myself and then I would repeat the list that I had so well memorized in my mind of all of the reasons that being surrounded by nature was not necessary or practical.
I’d chastise myself for indulging in the serenity that I felt in the deepest portions of my soul when I summoned up those blissful memories.
Mountain hikes, camping along a pristine creek, the wind dancing on top of golden Aspen leaves,
the sweet pungent scent of pine needles after a Summer thunderstorm.
The joy of solitude where the mind and soul can rest.
The soothing sound of coyotes howling on a lonesome night or owls calling one another in a brilliant moon drenched sky.
Or the mighty roar of tempestuous seas and the constant and predictable rhythm of each wave caressing the shore.
The taste of salty air, soft warm breezes kissing slightly rosy skin and oh those sunrises and sunsets.
While some folks may find the forces of nature daunting and intimidating I find serenity.
The vastness and power of nature makes me feel very small and puts the whole world in perspective.
Perhaps it is the tide of time or maybe it is that the drama of life seems so pointless and petty when you stand in awe of what God has created.
Thank you for joining me today, I would love to hear how you enjoy nature.
Have a wonderful weekend.