2009 by Brenda Colleen Leyland
Went for an early morning walk. The air was warm, balmy, still. The skies were that deep clear blue and everything felt so fresh. Met various residents of the neighbourhood --- the woman out walking her cute dog, a beautiful calico cat watching her world from the safety of her front garden, a brilliant blue jay who plopped on the ground intent on finding breakfast, not to mention the two black crows chattering from their respective perches and treetops.
I sighed with a contentedness.
I don't know why I don't do this every morning (I don't). Being out in nature's beauty gives me not only that sense of well-being, but it often inspires me to eagerly tackle some project when I walk back through my front door.
The beauty of God's world on the outside motivates me to plan and create something pleasant and lovely on the inside. Whether it's housework or a bit of cookery, writing or sorting through a paper pile, chatting with my mom on the phone, or picking up something to read, my day feels 'on track'. And when I feel that way, I know I'm living my ideal of a beautiful life.
On that note, I'm off to complete some errands, meet a friend for an afternoon ramble, and think about what we'll BBQ for supper on such a gorgeous autumn day!
PS. The new banner picture above was taken on the weekend when we went to visit my sister and her family. They just bought a new acreage out in the countryside. And my, my, it's a beautiful spot.
Doesn't it make you want to walk through that opening under the trees to see what magical world lives on the other side?