Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nature - Take Time to Notice

When is the last time you took time to truly enjoy nature?  A sunset? The stars? The singing of birds?

We are so much in a society of hustle and bustle that we forget to stop and take time.  God has placed so many items around us that we now take for granted.  Have you stopped lately in your prayers to thank Him for the beauty that surrounds us? 

Start to notice things around you.  As we keep getting more and more concrete around us, we tend to limit the nature around us.  So many houses have recently come up in my area that deer are now seeking food and solice.  They are now being found in the middle of roads because that used to be their grounds.  We are continually pushing out nature in lieu of concrete and houses.  Truly I can't even believe that so many houses are still being built when so many are up on the market in foreclosure.  When is enough enough?

Take time along your busy day to stop and look at the sunset or sunrise, watch some birds in flight.  Set out a bird feeder or bird bath and enjoy the sites.  Then be grateful that you may have the eyes to see it all or the ears to hear it all.  At a moment's notice, anything can be taken away.  This goes for people in your lives too.   Stop the hustle and bustle for a bit and take time to enjoy family.  Families used to gather at the grandparents house every Sunday.  Now, we are lucky if we get a phone call in to them.  Children used to love to play outside and were creative. Now many sit in front of a computer screen.  Take a moment to step back in time.  Take them outside and fly a kite, show them the stars, enjoy life together.  It goes so fast - don't let it pass you by.  Be part of of it and not just in it.  Has someone inspired you or made an impact on your life?  Tell them.  Compliment someone, help someone.

We always rush through life thinking we'll do this or that tomorrow.  What if there is no tomorrow?  Live today.  Make moments count.   Even if it is taking 10 minutes to just sit quietly outside and enjoy the movement of the trees, the twinkling of stars or the singing of a mockingbird. 

Let me know if you have done something that inspired you from this blog. I'd love to hear from you!  Until next time...