Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Preciousness of Life

Driving down this unpaved country road yesterday, there was beauty at every turn.


Sunlight filtered through age-old trees, creating lovely patterns.

Many times, like life, it was impossible to see what was ahead.



The road twisted slightly, then plunged forward through the woods  and past a picturesque pond.



As long as I concentrated on the beauty of nature, enjoying each second's transformation, all was okay.

God was with me all the way.


Eventually I got to my destination.

And so it is with life.  

We cannot predict the future, we know not what is ahead, but we can enjoy the "now" to the hilt.


And it's an unforgettable journey.



WHAT IS ONE LITTLE THING TODAY IN WHICH YOU CAN FIND JOY?

12 comments:

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Such great images. I'd love to meander down that road.

The best thing about my day was having my dear parents sitting around my table for the evening meal. So blessed.

Merlesworld said...

That was a lovely drive.
Merle......

Bookie said...

Simple joy....a pot of tea: boiling, steeping, pouring, sipping...contentment in a cup.

diane.stetson said...

The beautiful sunshine pouring through my bedroom window and me anticipating what today will bring! God is awesome and his bountiful beauty never ends.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: you're right. We have to enjoy the present. We can not predict the future., These pictures are stunning. Very beautiful. Keep in touch

Ceil said...

Oh Susan, this is gorgeous. I love these photos. How did you fight the feeling of wanting to stop and just lay down on the grass?

The image of the journey and the journey's end is just so gentle and beautiful too. I loved this post.

Peace,
Ceil

Debbie Mitchell said...

What beautiful pictures and what a beautiful journey! Such is life too!

Debora said...

Thank you for taking us along on your ride, and for the reminder to enjoy the journey. Today hubby and I took our black lab to a pond for a swim. It was a beautiful warm afternoon with a light breeze. Trees are starting to turn golden, and the blackberries are ripe. My favorite bird, the chickadee was singing...Bliss!

Kit said...

Munching popcorn, sipping a strawberry daquiri and watching pre-season football. :) Kit

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan,
Taking drives in the country is one of my favorite things to do. I find so much peace there. These pictures are truly beautiful. They are nature at its finest.

Love,
~Sheri

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say you live in a beautiful part of our county.

Today my joy was going to the eye doctor and everything was okay!

Love, sandie

Dee said...

what a lovely road....wish i was close by i would go with you.

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