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.
Exodus 14:14

May you have a beautiful week!

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story. The song says it all - being worn and torn and dead inside. Just lift our eyes. How very appropriate to look to the treetops for a new outlook on life. The unconditional love of a dear pet is a daily reminder of what the Lord has for us.I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

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  2. "...and then I decided to truly live." Wow! Yes, I have been there and still struggle at times. Then you said those 6 words and you made my mouth fall open. I am with you and will live! We are in the Lord's hands and He knows everything and understands all that we go through. I will trust Him and may I always live for Him :) Thank you for this post, Vicky. You blessed my life this evening. Love and hugs!

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  3. I love 10th Avenue North and this is especially a great song.

    Your photos are great also! I love your oaks and the hibiscus is a gorgeous color!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Live is for living....I have decided to follow those words. You are so right, it is a choice. I needed this today, thanks so much
    Theresa

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  5. Hi Vicky, I'm sorry you were feeling down :o( I think we all go through that sometimes, I know I do. I'm glad you found something to help you feel better and that you decided to notice the beautiful things around you, I think that helps.

    Hope your week goes good. I am taking Thursday and Friday off and my dad and I are (hopefully) going to paint Miss Maizy! Weather permitting that is! It's starting to get cold here so we only have a little time left before we'll have to wait until next spring so I'm crossing my fingers!

    Tania

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  6. Thank you Vicky for sharing this! I think we all get down at time and feel overwhelmed. These words are what we need to remember always.

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  7. Oh how I needed this tonight! I have been so down for reasons I won't mention either but listening to the song was refreshing.
    Sorry I haven't been around blog land too much. I have lots of catching up to do!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. You did well sharing your thoughts, it's so easy to get wrapped in everyday happenings and to only see the down side of things when we're tired. I have a little habit of telling myself all the great things that happened in a day every night before sleeping: there's hardly a day when I can't find anything nice.

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  9. Your photographs are wonderful, and I am so glad that you have pulled yourself up from depression. I have been in similar phases (I think most busy women can relate), and I know that it is hard. Faith is what gets us through! When your comments on my blog slowed to nothing last week, I had a feeling that something was wrong and lifted you in prayer. Hope your day off is restful and peaceful!

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  10. Appreciate a glimpse of real life. I try to be upbeat on my blog, but there are days when I want to share my feelings with my blog friends. Take good care, Vicky!

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  11. I hope your allergies are under control now - mine are out of control in the morning and evening.

    I can't believe how much the puppy has grown.

    I am glad you have so much to be happy about. It is the little things that add up to make our lives worth living.

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