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Reflective Morning Quiet

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”  ~ Robert Brault ~ Picture from a kayaking trip in NH - summer 2012

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault ~
Picture from a kayaking trip in NH – summer 2012

What I love about the quiet morning, with the sun beginning to rise, is that I can choose to either be still and silent, to listen to quiet music as I meditate on the lyrics, or simply worship a God who inspires me and allows me to share my every thought, praise and prayer with, that might come my way.

This morning as I reflect on my evening of last night, while needing to drop everything to address a situation I would have rather avoided, I find myself at peace.  I’m thankful that life throws little alarms my way to make me appreciate the little things that make life most fulfilling.

There is no doubt that I have a loving husband and daughters who delight me beyond reason.  I could write a book on the attributes of family based on my experience of what I have.  There is much that I have come to appreciate in life, beyond the passionate love I have for my family.

We don’t live in a large house, but what we have is home.  A home where there is warmth and shelter, not only from the elements of nature, but also a place for our hearts.  Our home is a place where one can spend time enjoying the company of those we love, with chatter, laughter and activities that continue a creative bond.

The different seasons in life, provide natural beauty that surrounds our home and places that we travel, in addition to the seasonal changes in our life that we encounter with each passing day.  I might miss the younger years of my youth and of raising our daughters, but throughout the passing of time, the memories fill the canvas of my life with brilliant colors while the grey colors add depth to the pathways I traveled.

I think what I like most in life, is when I can embrace the simplicity of what life can offer.  When life gets so busy that it’s one passing moment fading into the next, allowing no time for needed rest, the ability to re-energize one’s need for silence gets pushed to the side.  So when I take the time to enjoy the quiet, before the activity of the day begins, I find I am able to appreciate who I am, where I’ve been, and where life is taking me.

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”  ~ Robert Brault ~

Take time to enjoy the little moments,

Laura

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