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Friday, October 14, 2011

I had an amazing ride to work this morning! Do you ever feel like your always rushing from here to there and never really take the time out to notice the beauty around you? I always feel rushed and compelled to move quickly from one thing to the next, but this morning was a little different.

I left my house and it looked a bit dreary with some sun trying to peak through, and I thought oh well more rain today...but as I drove into work (I live in the country) the sky was very dark in most places but the ground was sunny and bright, this made the fall colors look so brilliant and beautiful and I couldn't help but to slow down and really look around me! It was beautiful, there were barns with brilliant sun, yet dark skies in the background, the stuff you see in pictures!! I was amazed by how gorgeous everything looked!

Every morning as I drive to work I say a little prayer and this morning was no exception! I had been feeling a little bit down yesterday and missing my mom and my lil dog that I lost, so I asked for some inner peace and comfort and as I drove to work and was noticing all the gorgeous colors and the contrast of the sky and the land. I saw a rainbow, peeking in and out of the dark clouds and I was filled with such a sense of well being and calm, it was amazing.

I slowed right down and took in all the sights, the smells, the quiet and the beauty of the morning. I could not believe all the colors, the darkness, the brilliant sun and the rainbow, it was gorgeous. Too often we let the beauty of nature just pass us by and we miss out on so much by rushing from here to there.

I have struggled terribly since losing my mom and my dog, but this morning for some reason although I still miss them something awful, I just for a few seconds felt an incredible sense of peace and calm. I was in awe of the nature and beauty around me and I had to thank GOD for such a great ride!!

Take a few minutes people and look around you, really look, you will be amazed at what you see!! I was!

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  • PENNI68
    Thank you SS...have a good day!!
    2208 days ago
    I miss my Mom too! My Dad taught me to "take time to smell the roses" everyday. Nature is so wonderful and healing. Your Poms are adorable!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, Penni!
    2208 days ago
  • PENNI68
    Thanks Kay, it was a really nice ride, sometimes just taking the time to notice the nature around you is enough!!! Glad your back at it!!
    2216 days ago
  • KAYWEB555
    Just a little taste of heaven has been shared with you from you Father in heaven and you beloved Mom who wouldn't want you still grieving so hard for her. She truly is walking the streets of Gold with God. For she helped you relax and taste the calm that can be found daily when you just look around.
    Loved your blog, you truly have a writing talent that not everyone has. Bet you could write some wonderful childrens books. For you word of what you saw that morning took me to my calender and I too saw newness that early morning.
    This morning I was blessed with a sky filled with the colors from an Alaskin aroura blorialis.(sp) Then I just heard it on the news! I wasn't sure if that was truly what I was viewing! Miss your conversations! Stand strong, take the things you like and just eat smaller portions! Nutrionists would be pushing all those foods you really don't like !
    2216 days ago
  • ABB698
    What a truly enlightening blog, Penni! Loved it, and glad you felt at peace for a bit. Love the profile pic, gorgeous as always! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2225 days ago
  • PENNI68
    Thanks everyone!! I think your right Carol I think I had some angels on that ride!! Thank you so much everyone!!
    2225 days ago
    WOW is right!! LOVED this blog Penny!!!! AWESOME!! It IS amazing when you just slow down a bit what you can TRULY "see" and appreciate along the way. I think you had angels watching over you -- making sure you took a deep breath, slowed down and helped bring you that peace and calm feeling you were able to experience! Your blog gave me goosebumps!

    emoticon emoticon So sorry for the pain you still feel missing your mom and Little Miss Foxxie! emoticon emoticon
    2226 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this! emoticon
    2226 days ago
    Nice time of meditation and just enjoying yourself Penny.
    God bless you today and every day.
    2226 days ago
    PENNY, I can relate to what you went through on your Ride :)
    Sometimes I think signs are out there for us to see and know, Everything is alright.
    Glad you had that experience and saw the Beauty around you
    2227 days ago
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