Need a Gratitude List? Simply Look Up

Stop, look up, above your busy little world; just look above your head.

Why do kids plead to play outside?

Why do we rush out of the door on Fridays to camp, fish, golf, play sports or simply lay in the sun?

For me, just looking at my gardens,

even more so working in the warm earth,

lifts my spirits, nourishes something deep within me.

It is like drinking in beauty through my eyes.

Perhaps nature is another portal into heaven;

Perhaps God is present is in every molecule of nature.

Perhaps people yearn to touch the divine and instinctively known

That He is present.

Simply stepping outside immerses us in His presence.

From the tiniest bug to the largest mountain

was created in, through and with the Spirit of God.

Ah, to live in a constant state of gratitude,

aware of His grace every minute

would be a taste of heaven.

Even if I were to live in the midst of a concrete jungle,

I could at least stop for a moment,

look up and give thanks.

I simply need to remind myself

to glance upwards,

above my little busy world and enjoy the sky.

The sky alone is an extravagant present

that continually fills me with the joy

if I remember to take a break from my ‘important’ business.

Hope you’ll join me in this week’s Gratitude Linkup!

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