Catching Up On Simple Pleasures

Catching up on simple pleasures this morning. I woke, again, to the purrs of our little Milly next to my pillow. Always a joy to hear that soft little vibration, and feel her tiny cold-wet nose and whiskers brush against my cheek, rousing me back to consciousness following a deep night’s rest.

As my eyes adjusted to the early morning light, I noticed a rosey glow around me and turned to face the window. I was immediately taken by the majestic sky before me and jumped from bed to snap a few photos. Just gorgeous. God’s simple gift to start my day in gratitude.

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No edits or filters used – simply our Heavenly Father’s creative touch.

It lasted only briefly as the sun lazily rose in the sky, but long enough for me to breathe the cold morning air deeply into my lungs and open my heart and mind to a fresh new day laid out before me.

I couldn’t help but pause to give thanks for the amazing beauty of this fresh morning slate. And a simple two word phrase quickly came to mind, “But God…” There is no worry, struggle, or challenge I will face today, followed by those one syllable words, that I will not have the strength to overcome.

So, I look forward, setting my eyes on my goals and knowing that there will be more beauty in my day if I am aware and open myself  up to receive it. The simple joys in life that can be missed if we are not intentional about slowing down and seeing the small pleasures in our day.

Slow your pace. Be intentional in your plans today, and each day. Make it a habit to look up and notice what’s around you. Really see it. What is right outside your front door today?

We can move through life so quickly on our personal missions, driven by our to-do list, obligations, and responsibilities. But God…

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Morning on the hill.

“From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭50:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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2 thoughts on “Catching Up On Simple Pleasures

  1. it’s so easy to fall in the habit of “that’s so beautiful…but” and it’s so encouraging to see you focus on that teeny tiny little phrase, “but God…” There’s so many negative routes we can take even from the most beautiful of scenery. The Sunrise is so beautiful “but” the rain is coming in later, perhaps. Or the people I encountered today at the grocery store were so helpful “but” this or “but” that. It’s important to give attention to what is going on right before us. Because I woke up with my dark curtains and my morning is “the sunset was beautiful /but/ I missed it.” /but again/ I saw it on posts and Facebook and was able to appreciate it in my own way regardless.

    So thank you, once again, for an awe-inspiring post 🙂

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