**This week’s prize winner is Linda Hughes. Thanks to everyone for submitting such great comments!**
It was totally out of the ordinary and I loved every minute.
Heading up to the mountains with enough snacks to feed a small army, I was determined to make the next two days intentional and wonderful.
After a 2 hour drive of winding up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway, I was excited to finally be reunited with friends. We visited for a while then decided it was time to get to work.
Immediately I was drawn to the back porch that overlooked a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains. Quickly setting up my laptop and grabbing a cold water bottle, I smiled and thought, “Well, Leah, this will be your new writing space for the next 2 days.”
Hey, if a girl needs some extra inspiration to string words together, this was definitely the place to do it.
I didn’t even mind the sound of the lawnmower as the man next door cut his oversized yard. In fact, the smell of the fresh cut grass was pure delight.
There’s just something about being outside in nature that makes me so happy. It almost turns me inside out with joy. And when I have an opportunity to trade the four walls of my home office with an open air deck of delight, I’ll say, “yes please” every single time.
I love watching a gentle breeze push a cluster of chimes together as it makes the most beautiful sounds of a small symphony. Or listening to a choir of birds chirp out a seamless melody as they chase each other from tree to tree.
Some things are so simple, yet so amazing. And how I can often miss out on these amazing things because I’m too busy. Too rushed. To focused on my next assignment. All the while, God is delighting and expressing His love through the beauty of His creation for me and I don’t even notice it.
Each day holds the promise of something amazing.
Often we assume that amazing must equate to grand, extraordinary, over-the-top. And it can but it doesn’t always have to.
God’s teaching me that some of the most amazing moments in my life consist of less (but more). Here’s what I mean …
Like deep-down belly laughter between friends over something silly and whimsical. Or sharing a big bowl of buttered popcorn with my son as we watch a movie together. Or holding hands with my husband as we walk through the paint aisle of a local hardware store.
Or simply breathing in fresh mountain air that feels so crisp you just know God poured it by hand.
Grand? Not necessarily.
Extravagant? Probably not.
This day holds the promise of something amazing for you.
Have you captured it? Are you intentionally looking for it? Pausing long enough to notice that God is delighting and expressing His love towards you?
Don’t miss those amazing moments because you’re too busy. Too rushed. Too focused on the next thing.
Pause. Notice. Delight in the less, but more moments that have been chosen especially for you.
This week I’m giving away a Come To Me journaling book to record your daily amazing moments.
To enter this week’s drawing, leave a comment sharing an amazing moment you experienced within the past few weeks.