A Still Moment...
Who Am I?
I have always been drawn into the creation that absolutely surrounds me.. (As in the picture above). With my boys, my mother, and husband we stopped to take a picture of this as we were driving to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. It is stunning, this Sun-set, yet many find themselves in the hustle and bustle of life not even stopping for a moment to see this.. And just that moment.. It is GONE!
I know for me, it is often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of things.. that tend to be forgotten. I know this is part of who I am.. I love nature. I love seeing the Glorious moments, that can be breath taking, never recaptured (except in one's mind), only being remembered in a vision in your head, the creations that only we try to gather to keep close, but it was only for that one moment, as this sun set.. Where we stood on the side of the store, by the pasture, over looking the field.. (just for the second of the feeling of wow, this is just beautiful.. Taking one hand, giving a hug, and just appreciating what we have around us at that moment)...
However, then there are times that we often forget what someone meant to us because we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, or we get caught up in the "way" I feel at that moment, and then we forget that tomorrow they may not be here and we will only have their memory to remember... with maybe some regrets and maybe not some regrets.. but would of, could of, or should have wouldn't matter anymore, because you can't pick up the phone and call them, you can not drive just a short bit to go and see them, you can't send them an e-mail nor a text..
But what you are able to do now, is be able to go to their final resting spot, kneel over them, cry a second or two, and maybe even lay a flower down. You are able to get caught up in that moment of remembering, but then walk away, and forget just what life is truly all about and the promises you made when they passed away.. of how you were going to make sure everyone knew that you love them.. or cared about them. and all the promises made as you said your final good-bye is often left to rest as well, in months to past..
This is who I am.. I stop for a moment and remember what life is truly about. This is who I am, stopping on the side of a field, filled with cows, the smell of manure, looking over at the sun-set and being reminded of the true God that Loves me.. I stop for a moment and remember the reasons I left the city life and why I love being outside with nature. I get in touch with my inner self, with my inner spirit, with my Great Creator and remember that the reason that I am still here today, able to beat the beast, is because God has allowed me to be blessed in seeing what I have prayed for once I knew I became very sick.. (Sort of like a friend of mine that I knew.. he had a brain tumor.. wanted to see his daughter Graduate High School, and 5 months after his death sentence, he watched his daughter walk, and just a week later, he passed away in his sleep)..
We can say to ourselves, there isn't a God, there isn't a greater being.. Yet, everything has to be something. If you look at the AA Meetings, they have a 12 step program.. Perfect example, they don't say you have to believe in God, but they say to hold onto a higher being.. to believe in something.. If you don't believe in something, then what would your purpose in life be? Give the Mormon church, the 7th Day Church, The Jehovah's, They all believe in something that they will spend all of their life, knocking on the doors and sharing what they know.. and they believe...
Shoot think about this.. if every religion, united as one, imagine what we could do.. After all, every belief in some shape believes almost identical to what the other believes.. Whether you believe in God, or you believe in just the Creation, Evolution, Only you, whatever, the underlining belief is still the same.. as the Golden Rule.. (Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you).. If you really think about things, it is the circle of life.. everything that you give out, everything that you lay out, will come back either directly to you, or to those that you love..
So, yes this is my belief.. but only because I have felt God's love like no other.. and I don't say that I am a Christian, Mormon, Baptist, Catholic, Atheist, Jehovah, etc.. My relationship with God, is my relationship with God.. I am not to judge, just as you are not to judge.. After all, is your life so much better than mine? The Circle of Life.. the Golden Rule..
*My Thoughts For Today*