Life seems to just have so many twist and turns, which means I am breathing. In the midst of breathing or catching my breath, I can lose sight of the simple pleasures God has provided for us. These simple pleasures seem to be the best anti-stress medicine available. Since my weight has decided it had missed my body and came back to take up residence, my legs are taking me out to work out, and in my obedience, the Lord refreshes me with Simple Pleasures.
I stopped to get a picture of nature on my brisk, calorie-reducing walk. I enjoyed watching in amazement. I sent a copy to my oldest grandson to enjoy with me. A Simple Pleasure.
The following day I grabbed five of my six grandsons and took the to an Apple Orchard. We discovered many of God's creations. I shouted with excitement, "There are the flowers I sent you over the phone yesterday!" They were plentiful around the pond at the orchard. I softly prayed, "Thank-you Lord," as my grandson and I discovered the same flower I had sent him through the phone the day before.
The other twin is in his mother's carrier asleep. Our adventure was another of God's Simple Pleasures.
Our third son - Aaron-attends a class at the University near our home. He drops in one night a week to eat, re-dress out of office clothes to casuals, before heading to class. Last week he slowed down a few minutes to warm his brother and my heart by playing the violin. I grabbed my phone to catch that moment. Although he rarely plays, he still had enough skills to impress Benjamin. A Simple Pleasure you can't buy with money.
He covered his mistakes with some silly notes.
Saturday night we took off to a Drive-in Movie. The fall night air just welcomed us to this adventure. I haven't been to a Drive-in in DECADES. I can't even tell you the last time I went. Hubby, Benjamin and I had the best time. Just something so simple...land...a movie screen...a fall night. A Simple Pleasure.
Life just get too complicated. One of our adult children is going through another change. Life just doesn't seem to slow down. The News reminds us of everything that is wrong. It is too easy for worry to step into my door and take up residence. I am intentionally looking for the Simple Pleasures. My God is in Control and if ...just if....I will stop long enough, He will show me what pleasures He has provided. He is a Good and Faithful God, who wants us to pray and then let Go!
May your week be filled with Simple Pleasures.