C.S. Lewis didn’t own a car so he walked a lot. He loved his daily walks and enjoyed hiking for days with his friends around the English countryside. What is so meaningful to me, especially when he was walking alone, are his descriptions of what he saw. His walks weren’t just to get somewhere else or for exercise, he enjoyed what he experienced. He describes sounds, smells, cloud formations, flowers, trees, insects and other creatures he meets, in glowing detail. God gave us senses for our enjoyment, but we can be so distracted by what life throws at us that we can miss out on the joys God intended. Do we gulp down that first cup of coffee without fully sensing the aroma, the warmth, the sweetness or creaminess of whatever we add to it. How about mowing the yard or weeding our gardens, just chores or meaningful times with God’s nature? Let’s live in the moment!
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham