Welcome back to my 2nd edition of Thirteen Thankful Thursdays!
Have you ever stared at the stars and got lost in their beauty? Have you just watched the rain fall? Have you ever watched a bird sing, and actually listen to his tune? Have you ever really and truly just sat for 10 minutes and been engulfed with gratitude for the little things nature provides us? I never did.
When Steve and I went on our Cancermoon, I stood at the ocean one night and stared up in the sky. I just stared; I have no idea how long we were even there. I felt like I was the only person there, like I was standing on the edge of the abyss. In that moment, I felt as if I had reached the ultimate place of serenity. I realized, I just never appreciated this before. I don't ever remember being so calm in my entire life. I vowed that instance that I would forevermore take time to unequivocally enjoy the little things in life. That will be a vivid memory of mine for the rest of my life.
Since then I have just sat and watched birds sing, I have closed my eyes and felt the wind on my face, I have just watched the river flow in all its purity. I make it a point now to enjoy these things that have always so quickly passed me by. It shouldn't have taken Cancer to make me grateful.
And this is my challenge for you: Take 10 minutes of the day so just sit and appreciate the small things in life that we do not normally see or hear them for what they are worth. This world is a divine place.
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