Beautiful Day

It’s a beautiful sunny day. I have the windows open and listen to the sounds of birds outside, and chimes from one of the nearby houses. It doesn’t fee like a Saturday, my Saturdays are usually fairly hectic. But this feels calm and peaceful.

daffodils-1257105_640I know I’m somewhat deceiving myself, I have a lot of work to get done, but at the same time, I need to take some time to relax. I started my morning with a lovely walk outside. It feels so good to get out in the fresh air and sunshine. Sometimes I don’t think we realize just how much our bodies need that when we’ve been sitting inside all week. Why do we wait to notice until things are right there in front of us, and sometimes not even then?

I’ve gone through phases and seasons that I’ve been more mindful of myself and my surroundings, but this past week has been like taking a ride through the spin cycle of a washing machine and I have to admit, I’m a bit disoriented.

Even those moments can be taken in stride if we see them as an opportunity to grow. Our light can’t shine as bright in day as it does in darkness. There’s beauty all around us. I want to soak it in. I don’t want to let my life pass by only to realize I never really lived it.

I’m hopeful for the week ahead, the weather is supposed to be warmer, so even that should help. I’m hoping to get outside for more walks in nature, they’re so refreshing to the soul. But right now, I’m just thankful for this beautiful, peaceful day.

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