Sunday, October 20, 2013
One Little Song.....
I am writing this second post today because I accidentally posted my Sunday post on Saturday night and robbed my friend Donna of her Sunday night visit. So....I hope you don't mind this double post, but I wanted to share this story with you.
Do you ever just feel worn down from life?
I'm not trying to be a downer, but a couple weeks ago, that was exactly how I was feeling.....worn. So much was wearing me down.....things I won't go into.....things that I really feel like I have no right to complain about since there are so many all over the world who truly have valid reasons to feel worn. My reasons are nothing terrible or life altering....it just felt like everything in life was falling apart or pulling me down. Part of it was due to me being sick for so many weeks and feeling like I couldn't drag myself through yet another day. I was starting to get depressed.....but then.....God spoke to me through a song. A song called Worn by Tenth Avenue North.....and He brought me out of the fog.....out of the defeat.....and said to me.....only you can make the choice. You can make the choice to truly live and let me carry you through or you can continue to feel worn.
I cried and prayed my way through this song.....and then I decided to truly live.
I urge you to listen to this beautiful song....the lyrics are absolutely amazing and uplifting.
So.....for the past couple weeks, I have chosen to make the best of everything and you know what.....everything is better. I have so much to be thankful for and I am trying to remember that. On that note..... I walked out my door earlier and just looked around at all the beauty I am surrounded with. I decided to share just a few photos with you.
I just love my oak trees and these two are my prettiest ones. They form a nice canopy over much of our yard and provide lots of shade, which is much needed in Florida!
The acorns are starting to fall. Every other year, we have a ton of acorns and every other year we don't. I just read that acorns take from 6 to 24 months to mature....I guess ours take 24 months.
This dead leaf got trapped amongst the green leaves on my red maple and it caught my eye. The holes look like little windows in the leaf.
These leaves are starting to wither and die but they are pretty to me and worthy of a photo.
My hibiscus is still blooming almost daily. I was surprised to see 3 blooms open at once this late in the year though. The blooms are a bit smaller and even a deeper shade of coral, but it hasn't given up blooming yet this year.
It is loaded with buds too.
Love the color of the petals with the almost white center.
Still pretty after the blooms shed too.
This little cutie loves to romp around the yard. She is such a light in my life....always happy to see me and welcomes me with puppy kisses every day when I get home from work. I love my little Sadie Lou...:)
I am glad you stopped by today.....and thank you for listening. I debated whether or not to share that little story, but decided that I might as well since I try to keep it real on this little blog of mine. Life isn't always sunshine and roses.....sometimes it's blisters and thorns.
But....the beautiful thing is....we don't have to let it overwhelm us.
Just remember this.....
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
May you have a beautiful week!