I love my home. I am most comfortable there. I enjoy sitting on the couch in the living room or on a chair on the porch reading. I can hear the birds singing and the quiet hum of my home. In most cases there is no place I would rather be. There is a peace, a quiet, a familiarity, a calm I feel when I am at home. But for the past three Sunday's I have ventured out of my place of comfort. Don't misunderstand, I am not a hermit I go out all the time but on a Sunday when I don't have to leave-why would I?
Three Sunday's ago, I needed to run an errand. The errand took a bit longer than expected, so I ran through Jimmy John's and got a veggie sandwich. Instead of going home to eat, I sat in the parking lot of a local park. Enjoying the scenery and noticing all the people out walking and playing encouraged me to get out and walk. And of course, I loved it. A time to clear my thoughts, live in the present and look at the wonder of nature all around me.
Last week my husband and daughter took me to lunch to a restaurant located in an open air mall. I love this mall and I love to shop so of course I loved this restaurant especially the outdoor seating. As we sat enjoying the occasionally breeze, eating delicious food, having a wonderful conversation and watching the people around us, I had to think to myself what a wonderful world. This is a line from the song "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. He sings
"I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you and I think to myself, what a wonderful world. I see skies of blue and clouds of white, the brightness of day, the dark say goodnight and I think to myself what a wonderful world. The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky are also on the faces of people going by. I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do, they're really saying I love you. I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, they'll learn so much more then I'll ever know, and I think to myself what a wonderful world"
Could there be a more beautiful song? The verses fill you heart with gratitude.
Then this Sunday, we went to Lake Hartwell. The beauty of this place is all around. From the lush trees to the serene lake and the music of the birds as they go about their day. Even at night when someone was playing Billy Holiday and we sat on the dock drinking a glass of wine, looking out at the water and enjoying the music. I had to think to myself "What a Wonderful World"
I hope you too can "think to yourself, what a Wonderful World."
Grace, Peace and Healthy Living,