"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Resting is a Good Thing....Even Nature Does It!

Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tzu

I think God was trying to get
my attention 
when I saw one black and
 one white goose swimming my way.
Aren't they pretty?
These geese stayed right in front of me the
 entire hour, as I was writing in my journal recently,
 at the park!
They played, bobbed for food, and even
 took a little nap, all the while
 I sat there enjoying the view.

They so reminded me that it really is okay to rest and
to just let yourself  BE.
I also was reminded of this when I read my friend Jen's blog post here.

(fun with making one of my flower photos look like a painting in photoshop)

Is letting yourself  rest and just BE ever
difficult for you? 

We should take a tip from this 
8 year old who said:

( find this quote stamp at inkadinkado)

I've been resting a lot this summer
because my
body and mind 
have both needed it.
I hope you are giving yourself
permission to do the same if you find
yourself needing it too.
It really is okay.

“Take rest;
a field that has
 rested gives a bountiful crop. “

Peace and  Hugs to YOU, my friends,

1000 Gifts List continued........

390.  RAIN!!!!...after our long drought
391.  hearing the birdies singing before ever walking outside
392.  letters from my sweet little 6 yr old pen pal, granddaughter
393.  movie and date night with my hubby
394.  a mother/daughter fun weekend spent together
395.  nature's example of peace in the midst of change


Chris Graham said...

Lee Ann,
I enjoyed reading your post!!!
Rest is essential for our mind, body, and spirit. So glad you are taking the time to do just that.
I also LOVE your photo of the flowers, I need to figure out how to do that.
Take care dear lady.

Cristina Garay said...

Hi Lee Ann! What a beautiful picture! Great post message! I'm on vacation time I need to get home to take a big resting time! I'm happy you're taking time to rest!

Denise said...

Hi Lee Ann; LOVE this! (and your pictures) :)

My life moves at such a fast pace sometimes that it seems to pass me by before I can really enjoy it, and most of the time I'm running at least ten minutes late! Ha! I know I need to slow down and enjoy every moment of some quiet time with God, with myself, friends, family, and anyone else that He has placed in my life, and realize the importance of this precious time He has given
me. :)

Blessings and love to you!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Lee Ann! What a beautiful treat,
this happy surprise.
Thanks for having my rest
over for tea:)
Peace washed over me
as I read your soothing words.
always and forever,

Tricia said...

Hello lovely Lee Ann. I'm so glad to hear that you're resting and enjoying this beautiful summer. I've been doing that a bit myself. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment and I do hope you find some inspiration there. Your quotes are so special and some are really poignant to me because of all that is in my life.
Thank you,
JoZarty x

JoZart said...

Thanks for joining in the blog candy fun Snicker!!!! Great one! Love it...
JoZarty x

Anonymous said...

Allowing ourselves rest and not feeling any guilt or pressure from it is definitely a gift. Rest on, my friend.

Much love,

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I so enjoy your pins on Pinterest...they always make my day and make me smile...like your blog post do also...just had to drop in and say...Hello, I hope life is treating you well

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, Lee Ann, and missing you in the Land of Blog. ;) Hoping you are feeling well and resting. I have been exercising and eating healthier and I feel so good these days. Hoping to see you back here at least during these fun holiday months. I miss your art.

Nancy said...

Hey dear friend....boy have I missed you and your encouraging posts but so glad to know that you have been taking some and taking care of yourself....This post was so on target for me....

Thanks for your concern and prayers for my family during the recent months....It always brought a smile to my face when I would think of you and still hoping we can get together before too long....

Love you....