Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Simple Pleasures

Life seems to just have so many twist and turns, which means I am breathing.  In the midst of breathing or catching my breath, I can lose sight of the simple pleasures God has provided for us.  These simple pleasures seem to be the best anti-stress medicine available.  Since my weight has decided it had missed my body and came back to take up residence, my legs are taking me out to work out, and in my obedience, the Lord refreshes me with Simple Pleasures.

 I stopped to get a picture of nature on my brisk, calorie-reducing walk.  I enjoyed watching in amazement. I sent a copy to my oldest grandson to enjoy with me.    A Simple Pleasure.
The following day I grabbed five of my six grandsons and took the to an Apple Orchard.  We discovered many of God's creations.  I shouted with excitement, "There are the flowers I sent you over the phone yesterday!"  They were plentiful around the pond at the orchard.  I softly prayed, "Thank-you Lord," as my grandson and I discovered the same flower I had sent him through the phone the day before.
The other twin is in his mother's carrier asleep.  Our adventure was another of God's Simple Pleasures.

Our third son - Aaron-attends a class at the University near our home.  He drops in one night a week to eat, re-dress out of office clothes to casuals, before heading to class.  Last week he slowed down a few minutes to warm his brother and my heart by playing the violin.  I grabbed my phone to catch that moment.  Although he rarely plays, he still had enough skills to impress Benjamin.  A Simple Pleasure you can't buy with money.

He covered his mistakes with some silly notes. 

Saturday night we took off to a Drive-in Movie.  The fall night air just welcomed us to this adventure.  I haven't been to a Drive-in in DECADES.  I can't even tell you the last time I went.  Hubby, Benjamin and I had the best time.  Just something so simple...land...a movie screen...a fall night.  A Simple Pleasure.

Life just get too complicated.  One of our adult children is going through another change. Life just doesn't seem to slow down. The News reminds us of everything that is wrong. It is too easy for worry to step into my door and take up residence.  I am intentionally looking for the Simple Pleasures.  My God is in Control and if ...just if....I will stop long enough, He will show me what pleasures He has provided.  He is a Good and Faithful God, who wants us to pray and then let Go!
May your week be filled with Simple Pleasures.

6 Joining in with more words:

Lisa said...

I think you've got it figured out Friend! Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us!

Farm Girl said...

I totally understand this post!! Life just seems to move at a more incredible pace. Sometimes I feel like I can't catch my breath. You look like you are having a good time though. I really like your cute little video and I like the pictures of all of your sweet boys.
I am so happy for you. God is so good.

Vee said...

It is good to find ways to decompress! Those grandsons really help with that, I am sure. Yes, the news is a mess along with other things. Keep looking up!

Pom Pom said...

Hi J! It's nice to hear from you here! You're a busy mom and granny! I do love the orchard and I wish we had one close by.

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

It is often the simple pleasures that give us the most joy. Thank you for pointing out some of them, and sharing with us. How blessed you are to have so much family close by.

Sharon said...

Simple pleasures - sometimes I fail to see them. But, you're right, they're all around us if we only take the time to see! Loved what you shared, and for reminding me to look for my own simple pleasures. Like the wind coming in our window, or the chipmunk running around outside, or the big ol' bucket of popcorn that's just waiting to be munched!!


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