Are You Just Looking ?
There's more to what you see, Taking the time to Notice makes all the difference!
All through my childhood even into adulthood, I have never ever been a morning person. Don't get me wrong. I love to watch the Sun come up and watch all of God's beauty begin to dance as the sun rises. The dew on the plants, flowers & grass begin to sparkle and glisten in so many colors and shades. I love the way it smells in the early hours. It's so fresh and clean! With the dew evaporating into the air, as the temperature rises and as the sun fully exposes itself.
Yes, I love early mornings when everyone is quiet and the animals begin to stir and sing joyously as the sun gets in place as if it's waiting for the curtain to open while it waits behind stage to show all its beautiful talent and glory. I know God is showing off all his splendor. God just being God!
So too do I love evenings. Actually the later the better. When and if you can see the Moon in the sky on a clear night ,the experience is totally an awe moment. It really gets my mind to stir and wander! How great thou art! Questions upon questions stir in my mind as I gaze into the vast enormous sky. I love to get out on the grass in an open area and lay down and just take it all in. The clearer the night the better. I never know what I'm gonna notice or what I'm actually gonna experience watching the sky at night Or day for that matter.
There is so much to see just outside our doors. We have a creator that has been sharing all his wonderful majesties since creation. Is anyone else seeing what I am seeing ?!, Does anyone even notice what I notice? I love to take the kids out in the yard and actually, I always have them looking up, Instead of around them. I like to get their minds focused on leaving their present situation, away from their boredom or any negative feeling and thoughts, by looking to the skies.
We would sit sometimes for hours. Looking for animals and shapes , and birds and different colors. What ever they saw first, I would run with it. I would become a child like entity at the moment and begin to see what was there all the time. I just didn't notice and neither did they. I like to think of it as God's canvass for showing off his art. What colors will we see today? What hidden message? What surprise will he hide for us to find? I can go on for probably hours with what are we looking for.
There's something about the outdoors that I just can't actually put into words. Except' if you look long enough you will begin to see things you had no idea were and are there. You begin to notice the vibrant colors against the dead or looks to be dead branches or trees down. Lying so perfectly amongst the others . Oh ` and did I mention the sounds? God's own choir ! Unbelievably always in sync ! Always having their own melody that blends in with another's melody. It's ,your focus ,on what determines which one gets louder and louder. or you do or don't hear.
These days it's hard to get anyone to want to go be one with nature. That is at least where I am. Yet 'I have a couple people in my life that enjoy looking at the sky. I have put so much focus on it when I'm around them, that when I leave , I notice they are still focusing and sending me messages or pictures, trying to capture what their eyes and heart felt. I know I'm probably a lot more into it than most but that's what I love about me is I feel unique and so I want to share it with anyone that will listen and will take the time in their busy stressed out lives and go out and LOOK UP. There is peace to be found! There is art .
There are never ending ,always changing, majestic clouds. There are stars that flicker and some so small and some so bright ,that if you watch them long enough, it's as if they are sending Morse codes to whoever is watching and noticing them. Trying to communicate!
SO `CAN I "SUGGEST' ! THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE BORED OR FEEL STUCK WITH NOWHERE TO GO & NOTHING TO DO OR NO ONE TO DO IT WITH , IF YOUR STRESSED OUT,IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU JUST CANT GET NO PEACE AND YOU NEED TO SHUT DOWN YOUR STINKING THINKING
Grab you a blanket or a chair, and depending on the weather, whatever you might need. Because you may be there for hours ! Just go out and lay down, or sit , and Enjoy the View! There will be times the clouds will be rolling fast and sometimes slower, but when you're lying there quietly and waiting for and looking for something magical to happen, Give it time! Stay there long enough `til you will see` what you couldn't see before!
BE STILL LONG ENOUGH AND QUIET ENOUGH `TIL YOU NOTICE WHAT YOU HADN'T NOTICED BEFORE !
NOTICE THE SOUND, THE COLOR, THE TEMPERATURE, YOUR HEART ,YOUR BREATHING ALL OF YOU AT THAT MOMENT.
IF YOU STAY LONG ENOUGH `
MYSTERIOUS THINGS WILL COME OUT
AND SING & DANCE FOR YOU.
DON'T BE SCARED,
THEY WERE THERE THIS WHOLE TIME ,
YOU JUST DIDN'T NOTICE!