As I sit at camp, with a gentle breeze blowing and the sun beginning to break from behind the clouds, I am reminded of all of the beauty around us. The green grass bedazzled with clover, the magnificent size of some trees, the beauty of a sunrise, the beauty of white clouds against a blue sky, even just the smell of newness the morning brings. Isn't it amazing to think that God created all of this artwork for us to see?
Early mornings listening to the birds sing and chirp, squirrels scattering along the many branches of the trees, the crackle of a campfire, no traffic, no big city sounds, just nature at it's finest. How special a morning can be! Add a talk with Jesus to the mix and you have a perfect day! No riots, no protests, no murders, no bad in any way will affect the early morning here. Praise God as I truly believe we hear too much bad on the radio, television, and even this amazing net that I am writing this on.
I will have to get photos from here today and send them to all of you. I am simply amazed by the beauty around us. I watched children ride bikes, roller skate, and even play on a swing set last evening. Kids walking and talking to parents, kids being kids and not having an electronic device attached to them and they were having fun! I truly believe that this pandemic taught many of us what is truly important in life. I think it taught many parents the meaning of teaching their children more about being outside and being able to be off the computer, electronic game, etc.
A nice elderly lady just walked by the campsite, walking with the aid of a walker, and spoke to a complete stranger. A nice smile and a " Good Morning". How special times like that are these days! Have you spoken to your neighbor recently? I know many that do not speak to their neighbors, but in the past those neighbors might have been some of your best friends. How many times do you pass an elderly person in a store or in public and not speak? Not smile? Do you realize that you could be the only person that they see today? You might be the only person that could say "HI, How are you today?" They might be wondering why their son or daughter never come to visit, why the neighbors are always in such a rush, maybe they just wonder if today is the day God will take them home because life on this earth has become lonely and void. We get caught up so many times in our own lives and the busyness that we feel we must do, that we forget that people and feelings are what truly matter! Saying Good Morning can be a lifesaver to someone that considers they have nothing to live for.
Be a bright spot today for someone. Pay for a coffee, call an old friend, get up a bit early and sit with nature and remind yourself of all the beauty around us and the be kind! Speak to the less fortunate, speak to the elderly, chat with a neighbor! Make the day better for someone!