Did we ever think, there would be a time when packing a bag, hitting the backroads or the freeways would be such a challenge, our needs, and our safety, both have question marks.
While I have not stopped traveling, I do give more consideration to where, how, when, and if the trip is sanctioned by my inner voice!
I was all set for a turn-around day trip yesterday and I suddenly got this big NO that sent my day in a different direction.
I don’t what I missed by staying home, I do know what I gained.
A renewal of how powerful our faith/my faith is and how quickly we can allow rough times to creep in and erode our higher thought process.
I ask God for a sign that brighter days would be coming, that wrongs would be righted, and evil driven from our midst, if we pray, trust, and refuse to back down, give in or give up.
This request was for our land- America- and for Sage Hill land that has been abused by morally bankrupt neighbors and condoned by a morally bankrupt system.
I can say for certain, in the (almost 20 yrs) I’ve been working and loving this land, a sunset of this magnitude and intensity through the camera lens has never been close.
It seemed the locations in question were on fire with the sun.
I was at the right place for the right moments…it didn’t last long but it got my attention!
I will not give in or give up-
Fabulous Fall, Alluring Autumn, so many ways to love this pending season!
September 23, 2022, is the official arrival of autumn, just around that bend in that muddy country road!
Sage Hill was greeted with an early morning rain-thinking it was past, I’m off for a long walk only to be proven wrong!
However, I was in the right place at the right time for the right reason.
Nothing is more impressive than to be caught in the rain and just like that an old abandoned church.
The message I came away with, no matter how harsh the outside world may be, our Heavenly Father always provides shelter from the storms.
The world, our country, our own backyards, the gardens at Sage Hill….all in transition!
In my world, I will embrace the lessons, and use the gifts of nature to inspire…..
Denounce the evil that lurks to take it all away, Never, forget, we must live in this world, we don’t have to conform to the wrongs.
Tablescapes to compliment the season—why not?
Sunday morning coffee is exceptionally good!
We are well into the new year. As always…I am focused on sharing ‘happy’ thoughts and ideas for your reading pleasure.
Most everyone has a different idea as to what constitutes happiness…how to find it, make it, or buy it….for me, I have discovered…and research has proven in many ways, happiness is not just a surface thing….Emotional vitality: a sense of enthusiasm, hopefulness, and engagement.
Optimism: the perspective that good things will happen.
A supportive network of friends and family.
Expressing gratitude on a regular basis and doing things ( or one thing) every day you find enjoyable and relaxing…exercise and regular sleep also…these actions will make a healthy spirit…when the spirit is happy, the heart and body follows.
Please join me in a ‘ Happy’ year ahead~